When it comes to improving the environment, every effort—big or small—counts. We hunted down a crop of jewelry designers who are building a culture of sustainability by making a conscious effort to reduce their carbon footprint, all while turning out gorgeous bling. Their eco-friendly jewels are made of recycled and reclaimed precious metals and conflict-free diamonds and gemstones. Here, 7 jewelry designers doing their part to make the world a better—not to mention a more sparkling—place.
Eco-Friendly Fine Jewelry
We're obsessed with Mociun's gorgeous diamond and turquoise pieces—they have everything from antique diamond studs perfect for summer to romantic wedding bands ideal for the boho bride.
Maybe it's the oxidized recycled gold or the unique purple and green precious stones, but jewelry from Jenny Reeves feels like it came from a buried treasure chest.
Melissa Joy Manning
Melissa Joy Manning's line of rough crystals set in recycled rose gold is exactly the type of jewelry we want to wear with this season's hotter-than-hot '70s trend. We can't guarantee these stones are actually magical, but we can guarantee they will make you shine.
Monique Pean's incredible line of jewelry has everything from cocktail rings to edgy statement necklaces to one-of-a-kind engagement rings. Bonus: Proceeds from sales go to Charity Water, an organization that brings clean drinking water and basic sanitation to developing nations.
Delicate layering pieces make Alexis Russell a go-to for jewelry staples you can wear every day—after all, wearability is the best justification for splurging.
Ana Katarina's jewelry focuses on organic materials that can be sourced without the toxins associated with mining. The playful diamond-encrusted pieces are instant conversation-starters.
For each piece of jewelry bought through John Hardy's Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo program, a bamboo seedling is planted. More than one-million trees have grown out of this initiative—now that's what we call eco-chic!