Brands & Designers

  • If you could fathom jewelry that looks and feels like poetry, Belinda Chang Jewellery would be like Robert Frost meets Emily Dickinson. Although light, elegant and simple, her pieces have the ability to transport you to a different place and time.  They evoke nature and......

  • Three words: elegant, chic and sustainable. That is how I would describe the eco-friendly artisan brand Valerie Madison which I found in my brand research. I was immediately drawn to the brand’s personality and to the designers passion for creating jewelry that is pristine and......

  • This brand is perfect for the sustainable minded valentine. ...

  • T is for Tiffany’s – but now its also for transparency. Tiffany, as its New Year’s resolution, is joining in on the ethics and transparency trend and has announced its plan to share the origin of its individually sourced diamonds in its new Diamond Sourcing......

  • The holidays are upon us and if you’re anything like me you still have some shopping to do! Having a new passion for sustainability and the fair trade economy I have been trying to find gifts for my friends and loved ones that they will......

  • If you were a child of the 90s you probably have vivid memories of pre-technology entertainment. i.e. disc men, board games, cards – before we started to treat our  iPhones like appendages. If you are anything like me, maybe you sometimes long for the days of......

  • INTRODUCTION Within two minutes of meeting designer Michelle Pajak-Reynolds I was laughing with her and swapping sustainability events and stories. I met her at the Metal & Smith Jewelry show and was immediately struck by her original and eye-catching designs. Her necklaces, earrings and other......

  • Ethical and sustainable jewelry line Melissa Joy Manning is leading the way in alternative stone sourcing and finding the beauty in nature’s abundance. If you  grew up in a western culture that values material possessions, you might view diamonds as the ultimate form of luxury......

  • I grew up going to the beach in Rehoboth and East Hampton and I always loved swimming in the ocean (I am an Aquarius and proud) but I never felt a strong need to protect it or that it was vulnerable. To me it felt......

  • If you want to kick it up a notch for your holiday gifts, think about shopping at any of these ethical and socially conscious shops! I promise you can’t go wrong.   Naadam   Naadam is a sustainable cashmere company located in Soho. This video......

  • Brand: Edge Of Ember Location: London, UK Quick Take: Well- made luxury at affordable price points – chic and simple designs without compromising production ethics. this is a great brand if you are passionate about transparency in terms of working conditions. The sustainability aspect is......

  • I first met Debra Navarro at a Metal + Smith jewelry event in New York. Our interests intersected over sustainability issues in gemstone mining, so I was eager to learn more from her about her inspirations, process, and business model. Let’s face it, we aren’t......

  • If there was ever a leader of the sustainable and ethical jewelry movement, it would be Arabel Lebrusan. Before slow fashion emerged as  a trendy term, and before sustainable consumerism became popular amongst millennial shoppers, Lebrusan decided to dedicate her life to the production of......

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