Style-wise, there’s nothing like feeling like you’ve come into your own. My personal style has evolved a lot in recent years and I must admit my confidence has grown and evolved as well.
And I say this because when I was in college, my personal style was very colorful, loud, and made a statement.
Now, as a young adult, my style is very neutral, edgy with a feminine touch, and very classic. Looking back, I laugh at how my outfits looked, but cry at the many mistakes I made as well.
As glad as I am that I had fun exploring my personal style, I’m disappointed in myself that I didn’t invest in my wardrobe sooner.
Aside from a foundational wardrobe, I wish I had invested in everyday jewelry like diamond studs,, and delicate yet layering necklaces. Well, I’m making up for lost time now.
As I learn more about living sustainably, it’s been so fun to discover brands with integrity and a mission to help better our world. However, before we dive in today’s post, let’s talk ethical jewelry.
What is ethical jewelry?
Long story short, ethical jewelry is the practice of producing jewelry that does not pollute or affect the environment in a bad way. Additionally, the process of making jewelry also has no negative impact on the people who make it.
Brands who make jewelry ethically are ones who use best practices where you can trace materials back to the source. This is to make sure they use conflict-free diamonds and keep fair trade in mind. Part of the process can include using synthetic diamonds and/or recycled materials such as gemstones.
In terms of people, ethical business practices also involve not using child labor and ensuring fair wages/working hours.
That said, I’m SO excited to share with you seven modern everyday and ethical jewelry brands I have discovered and love.
If you’re looking for barely-there, well-made and ethical jewelry, AUrate is a brand I’d look to for modern, everyday pieces. AUrate only uses 100% recycled gold. Additionally, they track every single diamond from mine to workshop and strictly follow the . AUrate also supports student literacy in New York. For every purchase made, AUrate puts a book directly in the hands of a child that needs it.
The respect I have for this brand just increased. So much so that I ordered my secondand I’m sure it won’t be my last!
If you’re interested in their affordable ethical jewelry collection, you can !
Anna Sheffield’s collection doesn’t fit the boho style you’d find when searching ‘ethical jewelry’. And I love that as I’m partial to modern jewelry! I mean, have you seen a pinky ring this beautiful? What’s better is that they care about their business’ impact on our planet. And that speaks volumes to me.
Anna Sheffield is committed to sustainability, ethical production, and responsible practices. Gem sourcing and using recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds is just the surface of their.
I have heard so much about Mejuri within this last year.
And after checking out their brand, I had to include them in this post. Their pieces are absolutely beautiful and. Mejuri only uses high quality, sourced from suppliers who follow ethical practices.
Lark & Barry is on the higher-end in terms of pricing. Prices range from just under $280 to a little over $4,000.
Lark & Barry’s method to help our planet is using innovative technology to create diamonds, which means they’re growing everything in a lab. The process they use results in less waste, water loss, and less impact on the environment. Additionally, they also ensure all stones are conflict-free with an entirely trackable origin.
My favorite pieces would have to be theirand .
Noemie is very high-end in terms of pricing, but they have what you need. From everyday jewelry to sustainable fine jewelry for those special moments in life, they’ve got you covered!
I love that Noemie has high standards by searching for ethically-sourced stones. On top of that, they choose to adhere to the Kimberly Process as well.
I’m obsessed with theirand their !
originally started as a way to fund raise for a mission trip to 11 countries. Go Rings is very unique in the fact that their collection is hand-made and that they help provide a solution to a big problem every charitable cause faces: fundraising. I think it’s awesome that 30% of each purchase “goes to individuals & organizations who partner with us monthly, raising money to go do good.”
I had to include Vrai, a beautiful sustainable jewelry company, that makes fine jewelry and . Check out this statement on their website, “We use Diamond Foundry-created diamonds in our jewelry. Diamond Foundry utilizes 100% renewable solar and wind energy sources to create diamonds in plasma that are atomically and chemically identical to mined diamonds. Our diamonds are traceable, transparently priced and without the human and environmental toll of mining.”
Personally, I’m very partial to their, which is an earring style I’m a huge fan of!
And that kicks off the new week! I hope this list helps narrow down the search for those of you who are looking for modern and ethical everyday jewelry!
What´s your favorite ethical jewelry brand?
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