An appreciation for beautiful jewellery is a great thing, hand crafting, beautiful materials and precious stones are all the features that people look for when buying their next piece of jewellery. The issue is that many brands use unsustainable methods and production lines which dont just harm their workers but the environment too. We all know that there are many conflict diamonds in the world and that not much is being done to resolve these issues. There are a number of ways in which we can make conscious choices when buying jewellery like buying vintage jewellery, buying second hand or joining swap groups etc. Other ways in which we can help to be more sustainable is by purchasing sustainably sourced or second hand jewellery. If you are looking for an investment piece whilst also wanting to be more sustainable, then there are some great options out there like emerald rings due to them being well made, they have precious stones and will hold their value.
There are many jewellery brands out there that are now moving towards sustainable materials, ethical lab grown stones, and better production methods which are producing amazing designs whilst not harming the environment. In this article, we will go through three sustainable jewellery brands which are changing the way that people buy their jewellery.
Monbouquette are a mother and daughter team who create beautiful jewellery whilst also being sustainable. They pride themselves on being bold but tasteful as they have a flare for innovative design. Jenny has been an art advisor for over 30 years and is the designer for the collection and inspired her collaboration with her daughter to start this company even though they live 3000 miles away from each other.
All of their earrings and spheres are made from ethically mined gold plating as well as silver, bronze and brass which are 100% recycled. They are also extremely sustainable with their diamonds as they are all lab grown as well as sustainably farmed freshwater pearls which leave minimal impact on the environment.
Marta Larsson is aspiring to be something other than another brand that a musician has created. She is a mother who cares deeply about the world that she is bringing her child up in and wants to keep it as good a condition as possible. The brand reflects on her imagination, herdesigns, ideas and beliefs on sustainability.
Marta’s jewellery are completely unique as they are all made by hand in Stockholm, Sweden. The brand is waste conscious so they only buy materials that they will definitely use as well make their products in small production lines, minimising the use of plastic and reducing travel to only go where they need to which makes them a great company to buy sustainable jewellery from.
Some dream to have their own businesses but not many dream to have it with their sister. This is exactly what mechanical engineer Christina and finance major did, they started their own jewellery business with the sole focus of being sustainable.
They offer customisable stack rings with a selection of conflict-free gemstones, hoop earrings with over 50 combinations, a chain ring which can be worn in three different ways as well as them offering one off pieces which can be custom made making them extremely sustainable as all their jewellery can be added onto new pieces making them a great company to back.