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Ethical Bling! Jewelry Worth Gifting

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Jewelry can be the perfect gift, but it can be really hard picking something out that someone will actually wear (and not just when you are around!) If you don’t know where to begin, we are here to help: Check out our picks of beautiful pieces from jewelers who put ethics and sustainability first.


From one of our fave jewelry brands comes these stand-out earrings. Designed in collaboration with Brooklyn-based sculptor and designer Simone Bodmer-Turner.

Available in Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil with a baroque freshwater pearl drop. They are also available sans pearls.

Pearl Aura Beaded Necklace by Aurate

Aurate’s bestselling Aura beaded necklace, reimagined with pearls that’ll bring the positive vibes.

Aren’t we all in need of a little extra wisdom? Because that’s what pearls bring to the table, along with calmness, serenity, integrity, and obviously, something beautiful and hypnotizing to admire.

Made in NYC

Fly By Earrings by Brinker + Elizabeth

For something truly unique. These Czech crystal flies adorn Mother Of Pearl leaves. Topped with 24k antique gold plated plumes on titanium hypoallergenic posts.

Featherweight and hand made in Connecticut

Herringbone Chain Necklace by Shami

Shami has three different messages to choose from lastered onto a 19-inch herringbone chain.

Love will make you feel insane, self control and what was mine still is. These make for a unique and provocative gift.

Made in NY

Glass Delicate Dash Ring by Soko

 A new daily classic to wear solo or pair with your other favorite rings. Handcrafted by artisans in Kenya using traditional heritage techniques, 24K gold-plated brass and recycled glass.

Iris Hoops Gold Medium

Meet the Iris Hoops, a striking blend of modernity and bold sophistication, meticulously hand-sculpted to perfection. These earrings transcend mere accessories, becoming wearable art that accentuates your individuality. Elevate your style with the Iris Hoops, making a profound statement in contemporary elegance and meticulous craft.

Cast from recycled brass, each pair is meticulously plated with a heavy 18k gold finish, ensuring a timeless allure that lasts.

Nieve earrings by eliou

Nieve earrings are purposely named after the word “snow” in Spanish. Each earring is anchored by a pair of freshwater pearl studs followed by clusters of cascading freshwater pearls varying in size that resemble the falling of snow. This delicate piece is heavily gold-plated in 14k gold and individually hand-wired by our skilled team of 6 female assemblers.

Nandi Drops in GOld Vermeil by Khiry

Two tier hook earrings, suspending polished hoops in the Khiry Khartoum silhouette. Named for Nandi, Mother of Shaka Zulu, ruler of the Zulu Empire.

Talon Ring by Obakki

Three interlocking brass talons connect to give this ring its unique aesthetic. Forged in the heart of Nairobi this collection of brass jewelry has been made from 100% upcycled brass—discarded taps, padlocks and old coins that would have otherwise ended up in the junkyard.

Cinqueterre Anklet by SVNR

Named after the Italian seaside village of Cinque Terre, the Cinqueterre Anklet is a playful piece made of multi-colored beads. The anklets are handcrafted from found, reused, upcycled, and natural materials. The materials and beads are on-of-a-kind so no two pieces are the same.

Stephanie Cuff by Laura Elizabeth

This cuff/bracelet is made from a piece of real seaweed. Length of cuff/bracelet is slightly less than 6 inches around the wrist. One of a series of nature based cuffs.

Made in LA

Navajo Made Rainbow Naja Ring by 4Kinship

The Navajo Made Rainbow Naja Ring is a super fun and colorful piece that you probably would not find in your friend’s jewelry box! The ring is a traditional Naja (crescent) design made with sterling silver and rainbow-colored genuine stones. It is handcrafted by the indigenous artist Mary Jane Garcia in New Mexico. 4KINSHIP is a Diné (Navajo) owned sustainable artwear brand dedicated to producing handmade, one-of-a-kind, repurposed and upcycled, artisanal and small batch products like the Rainbow Naja Ring.

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