TOP SUSTAINABLE UJEWELLERY BRANDS

Add a Little Extra Sparkle in Your Life with This Gorgeous Jewellery
Jewellery is a key component of everyday style- there are few people who choose to go without it entirely. Whether you like to keep it simple with a few classic pieces; enjoy stacking and layering more fashion-forward styles; or are a bold costume jewellery fan, it's a simple way to style up an outfit and project some personality. This has never been more apparent than in the era of video calls and Zoom meetings as more of us work from home; adding a gold chain immediately elevates a simple
jumper while popping on a pair of earrings makes you look instantly more polished.
Of course, making smart, sustainable choices when it comes to shopping will always have benefits in the long run- for both the planet and your pocket. With eco-conscious shopping now front of mind for most consumers, we've rounded up some of our favourite sustainable jewellery labels that give something back and are mindful and transparent with their production.
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Standout Products: Tinsel Chain / Pearl Buffet Bracelet / Diamond Pinprick Necklace

Designers Rony Vardi and Leigh Plessner's brand Catbird has established a cult A-list following, including the likes of Emma Watson and Michelle Williams. With more than 40 fairly paid jewellers and artisans on-site, the team crafts dainty, delicate, and stunning pieces of sustainable jewellery for everyday wear and beyond, as well as stocking other artisan jewellery like engagement and wedding rings. All pieces use recycled gold and conflict-free, responsibly sourced stones. Plus, the Catbird Giving Fund donates one percent of all sales to organizations like the ACLU and the Food Bank of New York City.
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Standout Products: Francesca Birthstone Stud / Double Baroque Pearl Necklace / Hover Ring, White Diamond

Created by Khadijah Fulton, a Los Angeles based designer, who spent a decade as a fashion designer, before becoming a mother and moving into jewellery. White/Space pursues sophistication in the unexpected, with aesthetic influences hailing from mid-century architecture and ancient goldsmithing to minimalist art and sculpture. Khadijah wanted to create items that honoured a confident, subtle interpretation of style- approachable yet distinct, with versatility and longevity at the fore.
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Standout Products: Everchanging Hoops / Terra Necklace / Roseira Ring

Founded by Jose Mourinho's daughter, MATILDE Jewellery puts sustainability front and centre. Matilde decided to launch her eponymous line after discovering the detrimental environmental and societal effects of the mining industry. She began researching alternatives- and so MATILDE was born. All pieces are made from lab-grown diamonds and recycled gold, and the brand maintains a close relationship with suppliers and manufacturers, ensuring good working conditions for employees.
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Standout Products: Signature Cuff Bangle Rose Gold / Keshi Choker Necklace / Oh So Fine Vermeil Drop Pearl Earring

Olivia & Pearl was born to reinvent the pearl into a modern-day icon and redefine what it means to wear pearls today. The luminescent high-quality pearls seen in the gorgeous sustainable jewellery collection need an unspoiled marine environment to thrive in, with Olivia & Pearl aiming to protect and sustain the local ecosystems with the work they do. Only working with pearl farms that protect and maintain the natural habitat, conserve the biodiversity of the area and thrive to maintain transparent operating practices, the jewellery is also produced in small quantities to ensure a sustainable process. The brand's designs are also more accessible than most leading brands, bringing you high-quality jewellery at an affordable price!
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Standout Products: La Papesse Gold Tarot Necklace / Presence Gold Ring / Bee Navy Gold Necklace

The brainchild of Jenn Low is no newcomer to Malaysia's jewellery scene, having graced the wrists and necklines of its loyal #WCoGirlGang since a decade ago. Its demi-fine jewellery range, however, is one of the collections that has fast become a favourite of mine for everyday wear. The collection is handcrafted by a group of five artisans using sustainably and ethically sourced materials, ensuring high quality pieces that are versatile for every lifestyle. Each uniquely designed piece is made with 925 sterling silver bases, 2.5 microns thick 14k gold plating and e-coated semi-precious gems for an extra shine.
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Standout Products: Foundations Round Diamond Single Halo Drop Earrings / Connections Charm Diamond Round Bracelet / Lovestrike Pulse Stacking Ring

Sustainability is paramount to the brand ethos at Vashi; the brand abides by the Kimberly Process, meaning all the diamonds are conflict-free, while the metal is all 100% recycled. The company takes a very hands-on approach to design and production, working directly with diamond cutters- allowing for greater control over the sustainability of the stones- as well as with the customer, meaning shoppers are able to design and dictate their dream piece of jewellery. Everything is made-to-order, so the brand doesn't sit on stock, and the business model is built around minimising waste and carbon footprint.
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Standout Products: Dio Recycled Silver Earrings / Pelecy Necklace / Orion Recycled Silver Earrings

As Loveness Lee designs are inspired by nature, the brand works hard to protect it. All the designs are handmade in London, cast in Scotland and are packaged in biodegradable and recyclable materials. Loveness Lee is perfect for those who are after unique statement pieces which are sustainable and have a friendly price point. The brand views jewellery as art, which is clear from its collections, made using silicone moulding techniques that achieve intricate patterns and beautiful formations.
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Standout Products: Dollop Studs with Pearl / Sterling Silver Driplet Pendant / Koeda Bracelet

A must-know name for anyone who loves sculptural jewellery, LA-based designer Leigh Miller launched her collection in 2014, after working for J.Crew and Calvin Klein. Her work stands out as she uses an ancient tradition of lost wax casting to create her unique pieces, which are designed and crafted locally in LA. Sustainability is key to Miller and the brand, as she makes a conscious effort to use recycled silver and conflict-free stones.
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Standout Products: Bella Bracelet Gold / No No No Crystal Ring / Smilie Dude Earring Set

Wald Berlin is a must-know sustainable jewellery brand, with the most stylish influencers wearing their dainty anklets or statement shell necklaces. Featuring seashells, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals, each piece supports the communities that need it most. Wald Berlin's pieces are handmade by groups of unemployed mothers and grandmothers in small villages in Germany where jobs are scarce. The company provides them with a working life and an income to help improve their lives.
Article by Mia Eng
Main image from Catbird jewellery