Eco-Friendly Jewelry Designers You Should Know About

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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

Mociun

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.

Square Turquoise Ring

$2,277

Mociun

Turquoise Triangle Ring

$3,669

Mociun

Square Turquoise & Diamond Earrings

$1,645

Mociun

Jenny Reeves

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.

6mm Emerald & Diamonds Bedrock Band

$560

Jenny Reeves

Stacker with Rose-Cut Black Spinel Ring

$495

Jenny Reeves

Stacker with Marquise Iolite Ring

$695

Jenny Reeves

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.

Aquamarine Crystal Stud Earrings

$325

Melissa Joy Manning

Raw Pink Sapphire Stud Earrings

$425

Melissa Joy Manning

Tourmaline Stick Stud Earrings

$300

Melissa Joy Manning

Monique Péan

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.

Rectangular Open Link Ring

$4,370

Monique Pean Atelier

Norske Open Ring

$12,230

Monique Pean Atelier

Ombré Diamond Open Ring

$6,170

Monique Pean Atelier

Alexis Russell

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.

Open Cuff Diamond & Opal Ring

$268

Alexis Russell

Pave Diamond Ellipse Bracelet

$188

Alexis Russell

Arc Diamond Necklace

$198

Alexis Russell

Ana Katarina

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.

Ishq Dendrite Cufflinks

$2,855

Ana Katarina

Ishq Cognac Diamond Pendant

$3,490

Ana Katarina

Ishq Diamond & Ebony Ring

$5,410

Ana Katarina

John Hardy

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!