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5 Ethical Jewelry Brands You'll Feel Great Wearing

It's been quite the year and don't we all want to add a little shine to our lives? Whether you're looking for yourself or a gift for a loved one you're sure to find something beautiful from one of these ethical and sustainable brands that you'll feel extra good wearing.

1. Meijuri 

Meijuri is known for their beautifully handcrafted, everyday jewelry, that is just effortlessly chic enough to add a magic touch no matter what you’re wearing.

They believe that “fine jewelry doesn’t have to come at the cost of our values, our communities, or out planet. We believe true sustainability is about transparently addressing both impacts on the environment and on the people in our ecosystem.” They use both recycled and fairly mined materials that support communities and highly value their traceability.

2. Aurate

Aurate is a NYC born and raised fine jewelry brand that strives to meet a high bar with their tagline "jewelry with strong ethics - for all your antics" with their durable materials, transparent pricing, sustainable production, and giving. Avoiding any environmental decay, they use 100% recycled gold. Now, that's a gold standard! 

Each piece is designed and handmade using only ethically sourced and sustainably made gold. 
When it comes to their production they offset their carbon footprint. They track every single diamond and gem from mine to workshop and ensure their mines have acceptable working conditions, fair pay, and respect local indigenous communities. Pearls are also sustainably farmed, harvested by family-run farms that respect the marine environment.

Catbird was established in 2004 in Brooklyn and set out with the mission to create beautiful and responsibly made jewelry. Catbird and all of the designers they carry are ethically sourced and conflict-free gold and diamonds. The Catbird line is made entirely in New York and use mainly recycled diamonds, which you can read more about here. Their gold pieces are sourced from vendors who are committed to minimizing their environmental impact and, in addition, Catbird is a certified member of No Dirty Gold.

4. Common Era

A 100% woman-owned jewelry brand that uses only conflict-free gems and 90% recycled gold and silver. Born out of a love of ancient history and mythology, the jewelry brings these stories to life through jewelry with a focus on sustainable materials, handcrafted by a family-owned art atelier. As an extra bonus, their packaging contains no plastic and is handmade by a small family factory in Illinois. The brand operates in compliance with a long list of standards and guidelines which you can read more about here


SOKO is "an ode to many meanings of being strong" and are a woman-led ethical jewelry brand and platform built using mobile technology to connect artisans in Kenya directly to the global market. They are a certified B-Corp, believing in the power of business to leverage positive impact. They are committed towards working to reduce inequality and poverty, improve the environment, and create stronger communities through the creation of high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.


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