Eco-Friendly Jewelry

Colorful 3D-Printed "Sound Rings" Make Beautiful Music Together

Designer Michiel Cornelissen’s new 3D-printed KXX” rings double as hand-held Brazilian instruments. The colorful bulbous rings are the designer’s version of caxixi…

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Small Jewelers Now Able to Use "Fairtrade"-Certified Gold, Silver

Small jewelers, goldsmiths, silversmiths and artists in the UK can now rest easy about their materials, thanks to the Fairtrade Foundation. Newly launched, The Goldsmiths Registration…

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IDEO's "Pill Necklace" Makes It Easier to Keep Track of Meds

For those who have a pile of pills to take every day, it can get overwhelming to remember it all. The Pill Necklace, designed by Stina Jonsson and Ross Lockwood at IDEO for their annual…

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Pyrrha's Recycled-Metal "Game of Thrones" Jewelry is Coming

WIN OR DIE “We were thrilled when HBO approached us to create an official Game of Thrones jewelry line,” says Pyrrha designer Wade Papin, who employs the traditional art of lost-wax…

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Dying is Forever: Swiss Company Turns Cremated Remains Into Diamonds

Algordanza is turning the notion of “family heirloom” on its head. The Swiss startup takes cremated human remains and transforms them into diamonds. The concept isn’t…

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Heart & Noble's Laser-Cut Jewelry Punches Up Launch NY Fashion Week

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"Shine" is an Elegant Activity Tracker You Can Wear Nearly Anywhere

Activity trackers are a dime a dozen now, and they all look have a sporty look that goes well with your workout clothes, but not necessarily a dress or a suit. Enter Shine, a stylish…

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Cate Blanchett Wears Chopard's "Green Carpet Challenge" Earrings to 2014 Golden Globes

Cate Blanchett made Golden Globes history Sunday night in more ways than one. In addition to winning her third Golden Globe award for her role as a troubled socialite in the Woody Allen…

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Daniel Widrig's 3D-Printed Jewelry Redefines "Wearable Technology"

London architect and artist Daniel Widrig recently showed off Kinesis, his line of customizable 3D wearable sculptures at Design Miami. As implied by the collection’s name, the…

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Nordstrom Debuts "Me to We" Line of Kenyan-Made Artisan Accessories

FROM ME TO WE “We currently employ more than 600 artisan mamas who live in Free the Children communities across Kenya,” says Roxanne Joyal, founder of Me to We, in a…

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Do Amore: Eco-Friendly Wedding Rings That Provide Clean Water for Life

Want to commit to more than each other on your wedding day? Pledge your troth with Do Amore, an eco-friendly jeweler that funds clean-water projects with every wedding band or…

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Goat & Kettle Recycles Antique Keys Into One-of-a-Kind Rings

Keys are more than tools for unlocking doors. For Justin Marsh of Goat & Kettle, they’re also pieces of Americana that deserve more than a purgatory of dusty drawers. On his…

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Emi & Eve Recycle Cambodian Bullets, Bomb Casings Into Jewelry

To Emi & Eve founder Cassandra Postema, fashion is about adorning oneself with what resonates with what is on the inside. Each item should have a story and meaning behind its…

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Floreia Transforms Fallen Twigs, Bark Into Stunning Jewelry

Photos by Beatrice Puertollano Floreia’s beautiful line of  jewelry and accessories are made from “Mother earth’s natural scrap materials”- like fallen bark, dead shrubs, and…

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"From Creatures" Explores Use of Fish Bones, Crustacean Shells in Jewelry

Fish bones, bivalve shells, crab and lobster carapaces, and other skeletal remains are typically grist for the compost or landfill, but why should they be? Moe Nagata, a graduate of…

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Cecilia Valentine's Living Pet Jewelry Shows That Fur is Meant to be Alive

Student and designer Cecilia Valentine has an innovative way to wear fur- while it is still alive. Debuting at the Reitveld graduation show, the designer showcased her living…

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Help Raven + Lily Partner With Maasai Artisans, End Female Genital Mutilation

Each collection offered by Raven + Lily strives to be fair trade, eco- friendly, and a means through which women around the world can lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty,…

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Hollie Paxton's "Rubbish" Jewelry Questions the Value of Everyday Trash

Generally speaking, most people consciously try not to look “trashy” when choosing an outfit or accessories for their wardrobe. Yet, there is something alluring about the…

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