In lieu of the infamous "Prime Day" we are featuring designers and jewelry founded on artisanal qualities. Handmade, forged by hand, small batch makers with an eye on recycled, and renewable practices. Read on for some background on the designers that are paving the way with their sustainable jewelry lines!
Merewif is an innovative wearable collection of handmade jewelry, taking a strong influence from the alchemistic elements of sea. Every piece is handcrafted and designed by the founder Savannah in her hometown on the Southeast coast of North Carolina.
Sofia is devoted to creating timeless designs using fine and ethically sourced materials. She believes that great jewelry should not only be beautiful, but should also tell a story and evoke a sense of magic. Committed to exquisite craftsmanship in every step of production, Sofia works with environmentally responsible resources as well as ethically sourced gemstones and diamonds.
Working almost exclusively in raw or recycled metals, Laura re-contextualizes every day materials. Her design practice references her background and interest in fine arts, centering on sculpture, assemblage, and mixed media. An exercise in sustainability, the materials used to create Laura Lombardi Jewelry inform the aesthetic as much as the narrative behind it.
Wolf Circus is designed and hand made in Vancouver, BC. Created by, run by, and powered by women. All pieces are hand fabricated or cast using the lost-wax casting process. Wolf Circus uses either recycled sterling silver or recycled bronze that is coated in a high grade 14k gold plating. They are adamant about ensuring everything is both well-made and well-priced and think of themselves as an attainable luxury.
Joy Dravecky Jewelry evolved from the hobby of a new mom into a thriving label, offering on trend jewelry without compromising quality. Their ethos has always been about creating beauty in a woman's life, no matter who she is or what she is doing. Her pieces are designed with the customer in mind - never fussy, but always relevant.
We hope you're as inspired as we are to pay a bit more attention to where your goods are coming from! In this ever growing world of instant gratification and fast fashion, we feel good about supporting the makers and the doers!
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