Anyone who has watched the ubiquitous gold mining reality shows on HISTORY and the Discovery Channel knows that gold mining is a dirty business. Gold recycling, on the other hand, has a much smaller footprint. While jewelry doesn’t have a reputation for being particularly eco-conscious, these eco-friendly jewelers are changing that, one ring at a time.
Whether you’re looking for bridal jewelry or something special to add to your collection, these eco-friendly jewelry houses have what you’re looking for.
One of the biggest and most well-known proprietors of eco-friendly jewelry, Brilliant Earth designs bridal jewelry that makes use of recycled metals and conflict free diamonds.
Abracadabra Jewelry makes use of recycled gold and other metals and eco-friendly, conflict-free diamonds and gemstones.
Green Karat offers traditional and contemporary bridal jewelry all with recycled metals and ecologically mined gems.
Fine jewelry isn’t suitable for every single occasion. That’s where these designers making seriously understated – and seriously beautiful – jewelry come in.
Melissa Joy Manning
We love the minimalistic jewelry created by Melissa Joy Manning. That every piece makes use of either recycled gold or silver just makes us love it more.
Toby Pomeroy designs recycled gold jewelry inspired by his travels in India. With pieces that are both bold and understated, there’s a lot to love.