Great designer jewelry doesn’t have to break the bank – find our favorite picks here!
I just love tiny jewelry. Even more so when it’s not only strikingly beautiful but also comes from responsible sourcing and production. In todays’ edit I have selected ethical jewelry pieces by two of my favorite designers fro New York, Pamela Love and Melissa Joy Manning who both produce locally, focus on reusing vintage gold, bronze and silver and guarantee that their precious metals come form responsible sourcing. I don’t want to keep my latest discovery from you – tiny polka dots by German brand fremdformat. These Mechthild studs are made from recycled copper and sell for just 30 Euros at Berlin based Loveco shop.
I have to admit I wasn’t so sure about copper as it reminded me of bracelets my mother has kept from the 70ies. But I quite like its rosy sheen, not unlike rose gold, just a tad more rustic. Copper is also known for its holistic and health benefits: For one it’s supposed to ground ones spirit and as tiny amounts of the mineral are absorbed through the skin it’s also supposed to help with any circulation issues one might have. To enjoy your tiny polka dots to the fullest don’t forget to polish them from time to time – copper tends to tarnish.
I have pointed you to these lovely golden hoops before. They are designed by New York designer Melissa Joy Manning who’s design and production of her ethical jewelry are both state of the art. I like these earrings made from white gold for their delicacy – they are so small they are just a dash of gold at your earlobes. And they look great if you combine them with other tiny pieces as well – plus selling at 100 Euros you still have money left to spend on other pieces as well. Just be mindful to take them out before you for for a swim as they have no extra fastening. If you’d like to find out more about this California based designer read up here.
New York native Pamela Gold started her production in 2007 from her Brooklyn apartment and has since grown it into a full operation that’s entirely based in New York’s garment district. Her designs are informed by experimental art and reflect her idea of a modern, urban mysticism. In addition to keeping her production local she also works with repurposed fine metals – as is the case with these bronze heart studs. This great piece of ethical jewelry is on sale for just 30 Euros right now so don’t wait until the next Valentines day to get them!
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