Balancing sustainability with beauty can be a challenge. So we have done the hard work for you and found three of the best sustainable jewellery brands out there.
From recycling sterling silver to re-casting old fish hooks or re-setting family gems, these three jewellery brands offer us a way to look stunning while protecting our planet.
Waste silver is a heavy metal which means that it is hazardous and toxic when released into the environment as waste. But brand-new West Midlands-based start-up, Influenstar, is changing all that by up-cycling silver waste.
Influenstar uses recycled 925 silver, re-styling and re-plating it with a little layer of gold. The results are gorgeous and far better for the environment than newly sourced silver, which harms the planet with its invasive mining and refining processes.
Influenstar has lots of styles but our favourites? The T-bar chain and crescent moon necklace.
Find out more on theinfluenstar.com.
2. Alexandra Hakim
Alexandra Hakim is an inspirational artist who finds materials for her jewellery everywhere. She casts used and found objects into precious metals, to cast everyday life into forever form.
One of our favourite collections is ‘No More Fish in the Sea’. To bring attention to the pollution of Lebanon’s coastline, Alexandra has collected real fish hooks and fishing chains, recast them in silver and gold, and added mother of pearl. So, chokers, chains and earrings in the collection offer style and sustainability.
Find out more on Alexandrahakim.co.
3. Georgina Boyce
Repairing and reusing what you already have is one of the most sustainable things you can do. Georgina Boyce is the master of re-fashioning old jewellery to create stunning new pieces.
She is a gemologist and a designer, based in London, and because her work helps us re-use precious family heirlooms, she is one of our favourite choices for wedding and engagement rings.
Find out more on GeorginaBoyce.com.