The Ultimate Guide To 36 Ethical Jewelry Brands Worldwide

Jewelry brands that treat our earth like a gem.

Photo courtesy of Kimai.

Ethical jewelry is a precious token that has a deeper meaning as a symbol of love, connection and personal expression. Pieces of jewelry tell stories that awaken feelings and memories in us. In this way, we connect with the design, the craftsmanship and the origin of the materials. Unfortunately, the origin of diamonds and metals such as gold and silver is still difficult to trace.

And why is traceability so important? Because the jewelry industry continues to face negative environmental impacts such as pollution and human suffering. Metal mining harms our planet and people, as mining releases toxic metals that can be extremely harmful to health, leaking into the water and polluting the oceans and the environment, which can never be reversed. Wasteland is created that can no longer be used for forestry or agriculture due to the nature of the soil. In addition, the miners, including children, often work in inhumane conditions and are exploited.

Have you seen the movie “Blood Diamond” with Leonardo DiCaprio? The story is about the conflict and civil war in Sierra Leone in Africa, one of the world’s poorest countries and at the same time one of the regions where most diamonds come from. Diamonds financed the war. People where deported from their own homes because of diamond mining. Instead of sharing the wealth with the community and building an education and health system, the income goes into the pockets of just a few. And who buys the diamonds? Mainly European companies buy the stones and sell them to the end customer. Who would want to adorn themselves with such a blood diamond and thus indirectly support the conflict? We don’t!

The good news is that there are responsible jewelry brands that are consciously turning away from these practices and treating our planet and its people as they deserve to be treated: like a gem. Many of these brands support a transparent supply chain and work with standards such as the Kimberley Process, the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC), FAIRMINED and Fairtrade or focus on using ethical lab-grown diamonds and recycling existing metals. Of course, even lab-grown diamonds consume resources like anything else that is newly produced, but you can be sure that synthetic diamonds are conflict-free, which is very important to us.

Read on to discover all 36 ethical jewelry brands.

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Photos courtesy of Kimaï.

Product Range

Rings, earrings, ear cuffs, necklaces, bracelets

Brand Highlights

Truly Traceable Jewelry (no mines, no middlemen), recycled gold, lab-grown diamonds, bespoke service

Based in

London, UK

Delivery to

Europe

About The Brand

Kimaï is a modern ethical jewelry brand that prioritizes transparency and sustainability. The brand uses recycled gold and lab-grown diamonds to eliminate the murky middlemen and control the entire jewelry-making process. They track every step of the process, from the diamond lab to the gold recycler to independent makers in Antwerp, ensuring high-quality, low-impact, and full traceability. The beautiful fine jewelry is made to last, with solid 18ct gold and diamonds, and is handmade to order in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Photos: Franziska Ambach, Karolina Woznicka.

Product Range

Rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pendants

Brand Highlights

Recycled 18ct gold and silver lab-grown diamonds, locally handcrafted production in Germany, bespoke service, heirloom redesign, certified member of the non-profit standardization and certification organization Responsible Jewelry Council,

Based in

Germany

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

German brand Maren Jewellery reflects the beauty of our earth while being in harmony with it. For her ethical jewelry and timelessly beautiful pieces, designer and founder Helge Maren combines mindful love and ‘feel good luxury’ by exclusively using recycled 18ct gold and silver as well as synthetic, lab-grown diamonds, reflecting the noble and high-quality style for all occasions. Maren Jewellery is a certified member of the non-profit standardization and certification organization Responsible Jewelry Council, And she only starts the handmade production after you place your order! Our favorite pieces include the Essential necklace, the Essential bracelet, and the Lovelines Chapters wedding ring.

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Photo courtesy of DEAR DARLING BERLIN.

Product Range

Necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings

Brand Highlights

Lab-grown diamonds

Based in

Berlin, Germany

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

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Photos courtesy of Karaat.

Product Range

Rings, Earrings, necklaces, bracelets

Brand Highlights

100% recycled solid gold, lab-grown diamonds, handcrafted, woman-led, bespoke service

Based in

Helsinki, Finland

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

With a passion for making sustainable, long-lasting fine jewelry, KARAAT uses the highest quality materials such as 18ct recycled gold and the brightest lab-grown diamonds to create timeless and meaningful pieces. Focusing on modernizing the outdated diamond jewelry industry and bringing it to this day through transparency and honesty, their jewelry is handcrafted by talented goldsmiths in Milan, Italy and Antwerp, Belgium. In its own words, KARAAT offers the best value for money in Europe and makes fine jewelry accessible to everyone which we love. An 18ct solid gold ring with 15 lab-grown 1.5mm round diamonds (0.225tcw) starts at €560

Photo: courtesy of J.Hannah.

Product Range

Rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets

Brand Highlights

Recyled metals, ethically sourced gemstones, unisex, gives back

Based in

Los Angeles

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

Jess Hannah Révész discovered her love for jewelry through her grandmother’s vintage pieces, which inspired her approach to design. J.Hannah’s collections merge timeless elegance with contemporary flair, focusing on craft and form. The designer offers ethical fine jewelry cast from 100% recycled precious metals and ethically sourced gemstones, all locally handcrafted in Los Angeles. We love the Ceremony Collection which features custom engagement and wedding rings. Additionally, J.Hannah provides a line of high-quality, non-toxic nail polishes in unique shades inspired by art and nature, reflecting their commitment to enduring beauty. We also love the sensual imagery of the brand which matches their thoughtful products. 

Photo courtesy of Golpira.

Product Range

Pendants, rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets

Brand Highlights

Local craftsmanship in Germany, diamonds are certified by the Kimberly Process Scheme, gold nuggets are certified fairmined ecological gold

Based in

Berlin, Germany

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

In 2014, Gisa Golpira founded her Berlin-based jewelry label GOLPIRA to create unique pieces from naturally shaped gold nuggets. Inspired by a gold nugget pendant her mother gave her as a child, each piece is handcrafted in Germany with precious, untouched gold nuggets left in their natural state. GOLPIRA’s jewelry appeals to those who find beauty in imperfection, highlighting the simplicity and natural diversity of gold nuggets, from smooth and shiny to rough and angular. The brand is committed to sustainable practices, “our gold nuggets are certified fairmined ecological gold coming from Papua New Guinea, Australia and South America. The diamonds used in our jewelry are certified by the Kimberly Process Scheme.”

Photo courtesy of WINDEN.

Product Range

Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets

Brand Highlights

Ethical and local manufacturing, 100% post-consumer recycled metals, recycled diamonds, traceable responsibly sourced gemstones, handcrafted, gives back

Based in

Los Angeles

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

Designer Rebecca Mapes creates timeless and sustainable jewelry with a vintage look that is crafted mostly from recycled materials. From 100% natural unaltered gemstones to recycled 14ct gold selected from responsible sources in the U.S., Rebecca chooses her materials and suppliers with equally conscious thought.

Photo courtesy of Dear Survivor.

Product Range

Rings, necklaces, earrings

Brand Highlights

Ethical and local production in the USA, donates to fight human trafficking, bespoke design

Based in

Los Angeles, USA

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

DEAR SURVIVOR is a Los Angeles-based ethical jewelry brand founded in 2015 by Christine Howell, committed to empowering survivors, promoting sustainable design, and ethical manufacturing. She designs with recycled metals and responsibly sourced gemstones, locally sourced and refined within a 20-mile radius. The brand has donated over $45,000 to GenerateHope, a 501(c)(3) fighting human trafficking, and aim to create positive change through their business practices.

Photos courtesy of MELISSA JOY MANNING.

Product Range

Earrings and ear cuffs, rings, necklaces, bracelets

Brand Highlights

Store in Brooklyn, heirloom redesign, bespoke service, locally handcrafted jewelry, giving back, zero waste philosophy, socially-responsible

Based in

Brooklyn, New York City

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

Melissa Joy Manning is a formally educated jewelry designer and founder of the CFDA Sustainability Council. Manning is recognized for her iconic “hug” hoop earrings. The socially-responsible jewelry brand crafts several collections including one-of-a-kind pieces in heirloom quality. The Brooklyn-based store is located in Cobble Hill and offers forever-fastened bracelet appointments besides heirloom redesign and custom wedding jewelry design services.

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Photo courtesy of JEM.

Product Range

Rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, brooches

Brand Highlights

Fairmined™ Gold, lab-grown diamonds, locally and ethically handcrafted

Based in

Paris, France

Delivery to

Europe

About The Brand

Based out of Paris, JEM combines ethical awareness with French simplicity and truly outstanding architectural shapes. Each piece is ethically handcrafted from Fairmined™ Gold and lab-grown diamonds using traditional techniques in one of the most renowned jeweler’s workshops located in the heart of the Vosges Mountains in France. Thanks to a trackable serial number, every item can be traced back to its origins. Magnifique!

Photo courtesy of Bario Neal.

Product Range

Rings, bracelets and baby- and children bracelets, necklaces, earrings

Brand Highlights

LGBTQIA+ friendly, ethical production, permanent jewelry, bespoke service, heirloom redesign

Based in

Brooklyn, New York City

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

Bario Neal is committed to creating sustainable, ethical jewelry that celebrates love and life for all identities and experiences. They value transparency, continuous improvement and sustainability in their operations and supply chain. The jewelry is made from recycled or fairly traded metals, and the diamonds and colored gemstones are fully traceable and processed according to strict labor and environmental standards. Bario Neal works with responsible artisanal mines and strives for carbon neutrality. The sourcing of materials and in-house craftsmanship of each Bario Neal piece reflect their commitment to human rights and environmental sustainability.

Photo courtesy of DOUZE.

Product Range

Rings, earrings, piercings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants

Brand Highlights

Fairtrade, recycled metals, carefully sourced gemstones, bespoke service

Based in

Paris, France

Delivery to

Europe

About The Brand

Douze designs modern sustainable jewelry made from ethical, recycled 18ct gold with carefully selected gemstones. All collections are made in workshops in France and named after the women who inspire designer Hermine. Get creative: Douze Paris also invites you to create your own ideal piece of ethical jewelry – follow the steps here.

Photo courtesy of PERNILLE CORYDON.

Product Range

Earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets

Brand Highlights

Recycled silver, responsible production, nickel-free, gives back

Based in

Haderslev, Denmark

Delivery to

EU

About The Brand

Pernille Corydon’s jewellery brand stands out for its commitment to sustainability, crafting exquisite pieces from certified recycled silver and 18ct gold-plated recycled silver. Designer Pernille Corydon, inspired by Scandinavian simplicity, leads a dedicated team of women who operates from Haderslev, Denmark, maintaining a collaborative and supportive work environment. Their eco-conscious approach extends beyond materials to responsible production practices in Thailand and eco-friendly packaging. Each piece not only embodies everyday beauty but also reflects a profound respect for ethical craftsmanship. We love their Flowing Dreams Collection.

Photo courtesy of MONICA SORDO.

Product Range

Earrings, necklaces, cuffs, rings

Brand Highlights

Latinx-owned, artisan production

Based in

New York City

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

SORDO is a line of collectible creations that blend design, artisanship, and culture, founded by Monica Sordo in 2012. Inspired by her Caribbean heritage and modern Latin American aesthetic, Monica’s artistic process combines innovation, experimentation, and precision to create unique pieces that evoke her memories and cultural influences. With a focus on timeless design, SORDO’s creations are now expanded to include sculptural objects, driven by the pursuit of permanence in design. We love their bold, opulent designs, which add a key highlight to any outfit.

Photo courtesy of WWAKE.

Product Range

Earrings, piercings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants

Brand Highlights

Production in a low-toxicity jewelry studio in Brooklyn, committed to responsible material sourcing, bespoke service, heirloom redesign

Based in

New York City, USA

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

We love not only the earrings but also the rings, delicate necklaces, and bracelets. This NYC-based brand has its own showroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where you can schedule a personal appointment with a fine jewelry specialist, either in person or online. The brand is committed to creating a low-toxicity jewelry studio and using responsibly-sourced materials. They incorporate opals, gold, and diamonds, always aiming to respect both people and the environment, thereby deepening their impact and fostering lasting relationships within those communities.

Photo courtesy of Norrfolks.

Product Range

Earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets

Brand Highlights

Fairtrade 100% recycled, lab-grown diamonds, handmade

Based in

Stockholm, Sweden

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

As Europe’s first fine sustainable jewelry brand using 100% recycled gold and lab-grown diamonds, Norrfolks is a real pioneer. The diamonds come from Europe’s largest lab-grown diamonds supplier, located in Antwerp, Belgium. The gold is reclaimed from post-consumer waste. We love their super simple pieces that go well with anything; a cocktail dress or jeans and t-shirt. The ethical craftsmanship of Alfonso, a third generation manufacturer in Spain, contributes to the trust placed in this ethical jewelry brand.

Photo courtesy of TOTEME.

Product Range

Rings, earrings, necklaces, collars

Brand Highlights

100% recycled 18ct yellow gold, ethical production in Tuscany, at least one of the manufacturers are certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC)’s Code of Practices (COP) standard

Based in

Stockholm, Sweden

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

TOTEME, a Swedish fashion house, stands for minimalist aesthetics and timeless elegance. Founded in 2014 by Elin Kling and Karl Lindman, the brand’s new jewelry line centers on pieces crafted from recycled gold and ethically sourced diamonds, certified by industry-leading standards like the Responsible Jewellery Council and the Kimberley Process. From their studio in Stockholm, TOTEME strives to minimize their environmental impact, setting ambitious goals to reduce emissions and eliminate hazardous chemicals from their supply chain by 2030. We love their Signature bracelet in black/gold and the Eternity diamond midi ring 18kt gold.

Photo courtesy of KINRADEN.

Product Range

Earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, cufflinks

Brand Highlights

Fairtrade, FSC-certified, recycled materials, sustainably-mined, men’s collection, bespoke service

Based in

Copenhagen, Denmark

Delivery to

Europe

About The Brand

Inspired by the romantic, yet the melancholic universe of past American poet Emily Dickinson, the Scandinavian brand KINRADEN designs minimalistic, classic jewelry using recycled 18ct gold, 925 sterling silver, and restorable raw materials. KINRADEN is known for their responsibly sourced signature blackwood diamonds sourced from the African blackwood tree, also called Mpingo. Instead of mining diamonds, these beautiful black wooden diamonds are ethically-sourced from WWF-protected forests in Tanzania, promoting sustainable growth and supporting the local community.

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Photo courtesy of CLED.

Product Range

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, charms

Brand Highlights

In-house craftsmanship, upcycled glas, recycled metals, CLED Eco Gem™ Quality, nickel-free, lead-free, cadmium-free

Based in

Los Angeles, USA

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

When trash becomes treasure: In the U.S., less than 35% of glass bottles are recycled: the rest end up in landfills. CLED took this as an opportunity to recycle glass bottles from Los Angeles restaurants and turn them into stunning, handcrafted gems that you wouldn’t even think was recycled glass bottles. The unique gems are combined with 100% post-consumer recycled metals like sterling silver, brass, and gold.

Photo courtesy of Vanessa Lianne.

Product Range

Rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets

Brand Highlights

Locally handcrafted by Vanessa Lianne, recycled metals, responsibly sourced gemstones

Based in

New York, USA

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

Vanessa Lianne herself is a trained goldsmith who hand forges each of her jewelry pieces in her Brooklyn studio. We think her sustainable jewelry looks imperfectly perfect with the colorful gemstones. She only uses 100% recycled metals, all-natural stones from ethical sources, and diamonds sourced from vendors that align with the Kimberly process.

Photo courtesy of BRUNA.

Product Range

Necklaces, rings, charms, bracelets, anklets, piercings, hair accessories

Brand Highlights

Giving back, “ethical precious metals“, lab-grown diamonds, responsibly sourced organic materials: pearls, shells, enamel, gemstones

Based in

Pöllau, Austria

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

Founded in 2019 by partners Helena and Simon, BRUNA is a lifestyle brand from Vienna, Austria, that offers affordable jewelry and is also committed to responsible practices. The story began in Tahiti with the discovery of rare keshi pearls, whose imperfect beauty sparked a unique idea. Today, iconic pearls make up a large part of the bruna modern heirlooms range. Crafted from high-quality, conscious materials like Fairtrade certified gold, Fairmined certified gold, or gold sourced through The Impact Facility (TIF), ethical silver, laboratory-grown diamonds, and genuine pearls, the jewelry is for a wide range of customers who can style it however they like. In addition to the really cute pieces of jewelry, we like the transparency of the brand. 

Photo courtesy of Pascale James.

Product Range

Earrings, rings, pendants, bangles, cuffs, chokers

Brand Highlights

Fairtrade gold and recycled sterling silver, conflict-free diamonds, lab grown diamonds, bespoke service

Based in

London, UK

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

Designer couple Antonia Pascale and Christopher James get inspired by nature and art when creating their distinctive-looking sustainable jewelry with a sculptural aesthetic. All pieces are sustainably handcrafted in London using only the finest recycled solid precious metals that are fairly obtained. Their eco-friendly antique ring boxes are really cool.

Photo courtesy of Foe & Dear.

Product Range

Earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, necklaces

Brand Highlights

Fairtrade, handmade, recycled materials, conflict-free, gives back, 1% for the Planet, woman-led, bespoke ring service

Based in

Vancouver, Canada

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

The ethical and sustainable jewelry brand from Canada uses recycled metals, fair-trade gold, and conflict-free gemstones to create one-of-a-kind pieces. From simple to cute and romantic – you can find something for each taste in their dreamy collection. Inclusion and diversity are a great value at Foe & Dear. Their team is made up of a variety of backgrounds/ethnicities. You can also create your own personal Foe & Dear ring here. Handmade in Vancouver, Canada. P.S.: All pieces are made to order!

Photo courtesy of omi woods.

Product Range

Necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings, earrings, anklets

Brand Highlights

Ethically handmade, traceable African gold, lab-grown diamonds and recycled diamonds, Lifetime Care Warranty, Men’s collection

Based in

Toronto, Canada

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

Omi Woods jewelry celebrates the connection to Africa and its diaspora through its designs and pendants necklaces. Omi Woods uses conflict-free fine metals, fully traceable African gold, and lab-grown diamonds or recycled natural diamonds. The solid gold pieces range from 10-24ct, with 24ct gold being the purest form. The gold Vermeil is made with a base of solid recycled and conflict free sterling silver plated with recycled 18ct gold. The jewelry is designed to be collected, worn daily, gifted, and passed down to future generations.

Photo courtesy of RUUSK.

Product Range

Rings, necklaces, pendants, chains, bangles & bracelets, earrings

Brand Highlights

Locally handmade-to-order in Sydney, bespoke service

Based in

Sydney, Australia

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

RUUSK creates unique, modern heirloom jewelry that resonate with individuality. The jewelry is made to order in Sydney, supporting local jewellers and traditional techniques, allowing personalization and a deeper connection with the piece. RUUSK prioritizes sustainability, using locally recycled and refined precious metals, conflict-free diamonds, and partnering with trusted suppliers. They believe in durability, quality over quantity, and minimizing waste.

Photo courtesy of LAURIUM.

Product Range

Rings, earrings, necklaces

Brand Highlights

Recycled metals, conflict-free gemstones, bespoke service

Based in

Athens, Greece

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

LAURIUM is a fine jewelry brand that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern design. Inspired by the ancient silver mines of Lavrio, Greece, their unique pieces are handcrafted using recycled metals and conflict-free gemstones. Each piece is entirely crafted by hand in their studio in Athens, Greece, with no CAD or 3D printing used. Designer, Irini Koukoula, draws inspiration from nature, history, and culture to create storytelling pieces that are both beautiful and meaningful.

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Photo courtesy of LAURA ESTRADA.

Product Range

Earrings, necklace, rings, faux piercings, hair-, face-, and head pieces, ear to ear chains

Brand Highlights

Handcrafted by Laura Estrada in her L.A. studio, latinx-owned, recycled materials

Based in

Los Angeles

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

Combining traditional metal-smithing with modern design, artist Laura Estrada creates original sustainable jewelry for body and face from recycled brass and sterling silver in her Los Angeles studio. To create her extraordinary earrings, mystic rings, and beautiful necklaces, the artist melds organic shapes and textures inspired by nature. Each piece is uniquely handmade and develops a natural patina over time which gives your jewelry a special touch.

Photo courtesy of SOPHIE MONET.

Product Range

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings

Brand Highlights

In-house craftsmanship, responsibly sourced materials: wood, precious stones and metals

Based in

Los Angeles, USA

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

Get that California look: Sophie Monet brings natural elements into different contexts by creating sustainable jewelry using ethically sourced wood, precious stones, and metals. She draws inspiration from the rich landscape of Venice, California. All of the wood is hand-shaped using unique and rare materials which give each piece its own identity.

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Photo courtesy of LUNA & ROSE.

Product Range

Pendants, chains, charms, necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, anklets

Brand Highlights

Artisan-made by the designer herself in her own L.A. studio, recycled glass and metals, gives back, 1% for the Planet member

Based in

New Zealand & Bali

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

Luna & Rose produces beautiful jewelry in a completely closed loop production. Using recycled sterling silver and 9ct gold for their artisan crafted designs, they also have their Golden Giveback Project where customers can send in old silver and gold to be recycled for vouchers. Luna & Rose is designed in New Zealand and lovingly produced in Bali where the brand has a beautiful island store. The mission is to create a jewelry line that is produced in an ethical and sustainable way to leave as little footprint on the planet as possible.

Photo courtesy of ODETTE.

Product Range

Rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, chains

Brand Highlights

Fairtrade, 100% SCS Global Services-certified, unisex

Based in

New York

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

Odette designs their pieces in Brooklyn and casts and manufactures locally in New York City via small family-run businesses. Materials used include brass, bronze recycled sterling silver, and 14ct gold. Odette is currently in the process of finding a new method to recycle brass. Among the inspiring women who wear Odette are Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, and Paloma Elsesser.

Photo courtesy of BY PARIAH.

Product Range

Necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets

Brand Highlights

100% recycled 14ct gold and silver, Responsible Jewellery Council certified

Based in

London, UK

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

BY PARIAH is a modern ethical fine jewelry brand that combines rich organic materials and heritage production techniques that have largely been left behind by modern mass manufacturing. Founded by Sophie Howard, a luxury fashion communications expert, the brand is committed to sustainability and certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council. Using 100% recycled 14ct gold and Sterling Silver, as well as natural, untreated gemstones, BY PARIAH creates timeless, versatile pieces that transform the wearer’s narrative. With a focus on durability and seasonless design, the brand aims to create pieces that can be passed down for generations. BY PARIAH has attracted attention with the help of Michelle Obama, Hailey Bieber, Julianne Moore. 

Photo courtesy of Loren Stewart.

Product Range

Necklace, earrings, rings, bracelets, pendants, anklets

Brand Highlights

Certified Member of the Responsible Jewelry Council, Mama & Baby collection, Men’s collection

Based in

Los Angeles, USA

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

Loren Stewart designs classic and nostalgic jewelry pieces that are made in Los Angeles and Arezzo, Italy. The brand is a certified member of the Responsible Jewelry Council and is committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. The company continues to educate itself, improve its processes and work with suppliers to promote ethical and environmentally friendly practices throughout its supply chain.

Photo courtesy of LIZZIE FORTUNATO.

Product Range

Necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, hoops & charms

Brand Highlights

Hand-crafted statement jewelry, recycled unique materials, ethical craftsmanship

Based in

New York City, USA

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

Lizzie Fortunato started her brand with a small handmade jewelry collection from her living room in New York and sold them to a small community. Now the most moving brand story of all time is unfolding: On her 24th birthday in 2008, her twin sister Kathryn left her Goldman Sachs bonus check – $10,000 – with a note that read: “Follow your dreams.” How cute is that? Since 2010, both sisters have worked behind the colorful accessories brand with a team of 14 employees. The handmade statement jewelry pieces are made in smaller quantities from recycled materials and unique materials from travels to Morocco, India, Japan, Italy,  and Mexico. The materials cannot be recovered, which is why all pieces of jewelry are one-of-a-kind. We love the color combos and all their jewelry pieces, especially the earrings. 

Photo courtesy of MONICA VINADER.

Product Range

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, piercings

Brand Highlights

Certified 100% recyled gold and silver, conflict-free diamonds sourced according to the Kimberley Process and the World Diamond Council’s System of Warranties, mine-to-market programme for gemstone sourcing, 

Based in

London, UK

Delivery to

International

About The Brand

Jewelry designer Monica Vinader was born in San Sebastian, Spain and moved to London to study fine arts before landing her first job in jewelry. She gave up her job to travel to remote parts of Patagonia and Mexico, where she found endless inspiration and built a network of artisans with whom she began cutting her own gemstones and creating jewelry collections. In 2008, she founded the eponymous responsible brand, pioneering supply chain transparency. With a focus on circular economy, the brand only uses certified 100% recycled gold and sterling silver, as well as 100% recyclable packaging. Their transparency program “Product Passport” allows customers to track everything from design and material sourcing to craftsmanship and packaging. Just look for the “Trace This Item” logo. Oh and they have several stores in the UK and the USA and ear piercing studios in London.

Photo courtesy of Agapé Studio.

Product Range

Earrings, necklaces, rings, charms, bracelets

Brand Highlights

All materials used in the process are recycled, nickel and lead free, handcrafted in their Parisian atelier

Based in

Paris, France

Delivery to

Worldwide free shipping

About The Brand

Founded in Paris in 2019, the name agapé comes from ancient Greek and means “divine and unconditional love” and represents everything the brand stands for: kindness, love and friendship. inspired by ancient culture with a modern twist and influenced by the eternal elegance of the French capital, Agapé Studio crafts high quality yet affordable jewelry in their Parisian atelier. Each piece is inspired by a different ornament, object or painting from ancient civilization, giving the impression of wearing unique and meaningful jewelry with a captivating story. Agapé Studio features a precious 3-micron gold layer, remixed and recycled but always radiant as new. “All materials used in the process are recycled, nickel and lead free, and all gold comes from countries that respect the Fair Trade agreement and follow the strictest ethical laws.”

Photo courtesy of MIRTA.

Product Range

Rings, earrings, ear cuffs, necklaces, bracelets

Brand Highlights

Recycled precious metals and ethically sourced gemstones, locally handcrafted production

Based in

Zagreb, Croatia

Delivery to

Worldwide

About The Brand

MIRTA jewelry, founded by architect Andrea Simic in 2010, combines contemporary design with traditional gold and silversmithing techniques, creating striking yet poetic pieces from recycled precious metals and ethically sourced gemstones. Each piece is handcrafted in their Croatian studio, emphasizing sustainability and quality over quantity. MIRTA’s collection has been featured in media outlets such as Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE and VOGUE, highlighting its distinctive blend of organic minimalism and modern heirloom craftsmanship.

Photo courtesy of Veltier.

Product Range

Rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, cufflinks, brooches

Brand Highlights

Parisian local craftsmanship, responsible material sourcing

Based in

Paris, France

Delivery to

Free international shipping

About The Brand

The creative couple behind Viltier express traditional Parisian savoir-faire in vibrant, colorful pieces of jewelry. Each piece is handmade in their Parisian atelier. Iris creates meticulous drawings, while Thomas oversees the selection of stones and materials. Viltier is committed to traceability and quality using recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds. Their collections feature colorful stones such as malachite, mother-of-pearl, bull’s eye, lapis lazuli, onyx and turquoise, celebrating natural beauty and breaking traditional jewelry rules. Book an appointment at their showroom in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

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