eco-friendly jewelry

This Jewelry is Made of Recycled Coffee Grounds

Rosalie McMillan doesn’t have to look far for her coffee fix. The London designer creates jewelry from Çurface, an industrial composite derived from waste grounds and…

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Sophie Carnell Creates Haunting Jewelry From Salvaged Ocean Trash

MATERIAL HAZARDS Several of the pieces mimic silhouettes found in nature—Carnell’s way of echoing the plight of marine animals, from seabirds to bivalves, who mistake plastic…

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Artist Merry Coor Turns Loved Ones' Ashes Into Memorial Pendants

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust? Not if you’re California glassmaker Merry Coor. The Eureka resident specializes in making “ash beads”: tangible mementos of the deceased…

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Actress Marion Cotillard Designs Ethical Jewelry for Chopard

Photo by Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock Marion Cotillard is trading the camera lens for a jeweler’s eyeglass, at least for the moment. The Oscar-winning actress is working with…

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Neanderthals Turned Eagle Claws Into Jewelry 130,000 Years Ago

Neanderthals are stereotypically portrayed as thick-browed, imbecilic “cavemen,” but our distant relations may have been more intelligent than we give them credit for. A…

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Jenny Wu's 3D-Printed "Lace" Jewelry is Architecture You Can Wear

WEARABLE ARCHITECTURE Comprising necklaces, rings, and earrings that intertwine in dizzying, unexpected ways, Lace pushes the limits of 3D printing as a medium. To bring her vision to…

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Misfit, Swarovski Unveil World's First Solar-Powered Activity Tracker

SHINY For extra glamour, the Swarovski Shine collection includes nine interchangeable accessories, including the “Slake” bracelet and the “Vio” pendant, designed…

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14 Eco-Friendly Jewelry Gifts to Make Spirits Bright

Make spirits bright this holiday with gifts of jewelry that pander the planet as much as their recipients. Add some polish to a loved one’s attire with a pair of hand-hewn cuff…

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Meet K/ller, Winner of the 2014 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge

Photos by Cicero deGuzman Jr. Looks like Ecouterre should have a side gig in soothsaying. Just six months after we K/ller Collection as an eco-fashion designer to watch, the Brooklyn…

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Melissa Joy Manning's Handmade Jewelry Fuses Luxury, Sustainability

Jewelry should be about self-expression, embellishment, and adornment that lets the individual shine as brightly as the pieces they are wearing . The last thing anyone should worry…

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D&H Jewelers' Conflict-Free Wedding Rings Feature Reclaimed Metals

Tying the knot with a sparkling ring is many an environmentalist’s dream, but not its often-produced side effects of civil war, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation.…

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Detroit Company Repurposes Peeling Street Graffiti Into Gritty Jewelry

WEARABLE ART Peterson and Russell say that their primary goal is to restore confidence in the women they hire. Many of them left their jobs when they entered the shelter seeking refuge…

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Able Made, Pamela Love Create Necklace for Brooklyn Animal Shelter

Shopping at Able Made is always a two-fer. Known for its collaborative spirit, the conscious e-tailer has worked with likes of Public School, Melissa Joy Manning, Loomstate’s…

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Ethiopian Jeweler Entoto Beth Artisan Employs HIV-Affected Women

Entoto Beth Artisan bring together recycled materials and fair trade practices to create elegant jewellery designs. Based on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the social business…

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Wear a Piece of the Robben Island Fence That Imprisoned Nelson Mandela

The 10-foot-tall wire fence that once confined Nelson Mandela for 18 years is getting a do-over. Capetown designer Charmaine Taylor is salvaging pieces of barbed wire from the infamous…

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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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Anthropologie's "Legend & Song" Line Spotlights East African Artisans

+ Legend & Song + Anthropologie…

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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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