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5 best sustainable jewellery items

5 best sustainable jewellery items

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Read on for our guide to supporting local jewellery brands who maintain sustainable business practices.

Read on for our guide to supporting local jewellery brands who maintain sustainable business practices.

5 best sustainable jewellery items
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! All things considered, anyway. It’s time to reflect on how you’ve spent your year, get ready to set new goals, spend quality time with loved ones, and of course – presents!

It can be conflicting to want to spoil your family and friends with gifts while also wanting to be mindful of which sustainable businesses to support during this time. We’re here to help! Here’s a list of local jewellery brands that have beautiful and sustainable items in their catalogues.

1. Soleil Recycled Silver Earrings from Loveness Lee

Contemporary British brand Loveness Lee takes a handmade approach to jewellery. Each stunning piece is inspired by a nature’s shapes or textures and is made by a small, highly skilled team of jewellers in the heart of London. What we love to see: Loveness Lee has launched a capsule eight-piece collection with their best-selling designs, made with certified recycled silver and finished with 18ct gold plating or freshwater pearls. We are in love with the whole collection, but our pick for you would be “Soleil Recycled Silver Earrings” with its bright, joyful and quirky asymmetrical studs.

2. Dante and the Lion Necklace from Alighieri

Our all time biggest London based jewellery crush, Alighieri, is a collection of jewellery inspired by Dante Alighieri’s "Divine Comedy". Each piece corresponds to one of the poet’s 100 poems.

Alighieri believes the key to being sustainable is love and taking care of the things we own, whilst supporting local trade, prioritising environmental care and being kind and fair to others.

They make sure their packaging is produced in audited factories, ensuring fair and kind working conditions for their stuff. Not only that, they also make sure any boxes which are damaged or returned are used in other aspects of the business. LOVE.

“Just like Dante’s subjects, each piece of jewellery is battered, imperfect, and a little bit melancholy. Every piece tells a story, embodying a modern heirloom, that will travel with you on your own adventures”, says Alighieri founder, Rosh Mahtani.

Get their “Dante and the Lion Necklace”.

3. Hammered Modern ‘Flow’ Silver Ring from Ange B Designs

Inspired by geometric and architectural forms, Ange B Designs creates made-to-order silver jewellery pieces using ethically sourced materials. Each beautiful, unique piece made by Ange B is wearable art, made to highlight your own sense of style, made in her garden studio in west London. She’s got some great ready-made pieces as well on her website to choose from as well if you are tight for time, of course. You can also sign up to Ange’s one-to-one workshops where you can make your own silver jewellery – once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

We love “Hammered Modern ‘Flow’ Silver Ring”, as it’s adjustable, so there’s no need to worry about getting the right ring size.

4. Naomi Hoops from Alice Gwyneth Jewellery

Founded in 2018, Alice Gwyneth Jewellery specialises in the Ethical, Eco & sustainable creation of jewellery. Her Ethos & Ethics are a driving force behind the brand. All pieces are handmade from Eco & Ethical materials and all pieces are packaged in recycled packaging. To ensure sustainability, AG offers a re-polishing, cleaning and 1 year Gold plating service so that your piece will stand the duration of time. What’s there not to love?

We love the whole feel of the brand. With it’s unique and laid back style, it’s really hard to pick a favourite - we went for “Naomi Hoop Earrings” to add a little cuteness, but if you are into statement pieces, you’ll find plenty to choose from.

5. Ripple Bangle from Emma Aitchison

Bristol based Emma Aitchison is the home of thoughtful, responsible and eco-conscious jewellery.

Emma works with 100% recycled metals processed with natural alternatives to harsh chemicals, are handmade to order to minimise overproduction and energy use. There are many other reasons we love Emma Aitchison: she doesn’t use new gemstones, works with UK suppliers with responsible employment practices, her studio supplies are recycled as well as getting her electricity from a green energy provider. Her jewellery packaging is recycled, recyclable and FSC-certified and she practices a plastic-free production.

Get our favourite fun and playful piece, the “Ripple Bangle”.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! All things considered, anyway. It’s time to reflect on how you’ve spent your year, get ready to set new goals, spend quality time with loved ones, and of course – presents!

It can be conflicting to want to spoil your family and friends with gifts while also wanting to be mindful of which sustainable businesses to support during this time. We’re here to help! Here’s a list of local jewellery brands that have beautiful and sustainable items in their catalogues.

1. Soleil Recycled Silver Earrings from Loveness Lee

Contemporary British brand Loveness Lee takes a handmade approach to jewellery. Each stunning piece is inspired by a nature’s shapes or textures and is made by a small, highly skilled team of jewellers in the heart of London. What we love to see: Loveness Lee has launched a capsule eight-piece collection with their best-selling designs, made with certified recycled silver and finished with 18ct gold plating or freshwater pearls. We are in love with the whole collection, but our pick for you would be “Soleil Recycled Silver Earrings” with its bright, joyful and quirky asymmetrical studs.

2. Dante and the Lion Necklace from Alighieri

Our all time biggest London based jewellery crush, Alighieri, is a collection of jewellery inspired by Dante Alighieri’s "Divine Comedy". Each piece corresponds to one of the poet’s 100 poems.

Alighieri believes the key to being sustainable is love and taking care of the things we own, whilst supporting local trade, prioritising environmental care and being kind and fair to others.

They make sure their packaging is produced in audited factories, ensuring fair and kind working conditions for their stuff. Not only that, they also make sure any boxes which are damaged or returned are used in other aspects of the business. LOVE.

“Just like Dante’s subjects, each piece of jewellery is battered, imperfect, and a little bit melancholy. Every piece tells a story, embodying a modern heirloom, that will travel with you on your own adventures”, says Alighieri founder, Rosh Mahtani.

Get their “Dante and the Lion Necklace”.

3. Hammered Modern ‘Flow’ Silver Ring from Ange B Designs

Inspired by geometric and architectural forms, Ange B Designs creates made-to-order silver jewellery pieces using ethically sourced materials. Each beautiful, unique piece made by Ange B is wearable art, made to highlight your own sense of style, made in her garden studio in west London. She’s got some great ready-made pieces as well on her website to choose from as well if you are tight for time, of course. You can also sign up to Ange’s one-to-one workshops where you can make your own silver jewellery – once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

We love “Hammered Modern ‘Flow’ Silver Ring”, as it’s adjustable, so there’s no need to worry about getting the right ring size.

4. Naomi Hoops from Alice Gwyneth Jewellery

Founded in 2018, Alice Gwyneth Jewellery specialises in the Ethical, Eco & sustainable creation of jewellery. Her Ethos & Ethics are a driving force behind the brand. All pieces are handmade from Eco & Ethical materials and all pieces are packaged in recycled packaging. To ensure sustainability, AG offers a re-polishing, cleaning and 1 year Gold plating service so that your piece will stand the duration of time. What’s there not to love?

We love the whole feel of the brand. With it’s unique and laid back style, it’s really hard to pick a favourite - we went for “Naomi Hoop Earrings” to add a little cuteness, but if you are into statement pieces, you’ll find plenty to choose from.

5. Ripple Bangle from Emma Aitchison

Bristol based Emma Aitchison is the home of thoughtful, responsible and eco-conscious jewellery.

Emma works with 100% recycled metals processed with natural alternatives to harsh chemicals, are handmade to order to minimise overproduction and energy use. There are many other reasons we love Emma Aitchison: she doesn’t use new gemstones, works with UK suppliers with responsible employment practices, her studio supplies are recycled as well as getting her electricity from a green energy provider. Her jewellery packaging is recycled, recyclable and FSC-certified and she practices a plastic-free production.

Get our favourite fun and playful piece, the “Ripple Bangle”.

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