It can be easy to get absorbed into the world of diamond jewelry, but it may be finally time to consider something a little different (in terms of jewelry). Eco-friendly jewelry is created without encouraging conflict certain areas of the world. The Eco-friendly jewelry market has taken off recently but many are unaware of the brands that are around. To help encourage people to purchase from Eco-friendly jewelry brands, we’ve found 5 of the best just for you.
Even though the name may suggest otherwise, Lovebullets are an Eco-friendly brand that uses old bullet castings to create genuinely beautiful pieces of jewelry. With the constant debates around the use of weapons and guns, Lovebullets have made something positive out of it. It was initially launched in Glastonbury in 2008 and since then has gone from strength to strength.
2- Anne Bowes
Anne Bowes is known for her design work in the jewelry industry, however, she’s also known for her vintage jewelry. Anne Bowes now recycles vintage jewelry and adjusts them ever so slightly, which in turn rejuvenates the pieces and helps retain their vintage styling. Her take of jewelry is exact and with her unique styling and beautiful designs, Anne Bowes has brought together the past and present with her work.
3- Ananda Soul Creations
Not only are Ananda Soul Creations Eco-friendly, but they donate 10% of all their profits to the Safe Childhoods Foundation. The belief behind the brand is that we all connected, whether it be with different beings, metals, crystals and the Earth itself. The ideology behind the brand has helped them sustain and create jewelry based on ethically sourced elements rather than using materials that cause conflict.
4- Made Jewelry
Made Jewelry is a brand that has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent times. The brand has become somewhat of a powerhouse with the brand only using reclaimed metals and materials that are only locally sourced from their workshops (Kibera, Nairobi, Africa). The original idea behind the brand was to help strengthen Kibera’s economoy, which in turn will help them progress and help other small businesses. The idea behind the brand has helped them work with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Thomas Sabo, ASOS and many more!
Many may be unaware that Chopard have begun ethically sourcing all their gems. Chopard is a favourite around the world, with celebrities, royalty and fashion enthusiasts all over the world admiring their work. It is most definitely a statement from one of the most exclusive jewellery brands all over the world, especially with their involvement with charities and their work with Livia Firth (founder of the Green Carpet Challenge).