Christmas Gift Guide: 7 Ethical Jewellery Brands You'll Want To Gift This Christmas
If the thought of gifting jewellery this Christmas has you worked up into a festive sweat, we’re on hand to help! Jewellery can be difficult to buy at the best of times and knowing where to find ethical jewellery can be particularly tricky. So we’ve taken the hard work out for you and rounded up 7 ethical jewellery brands you’ll want to gift this Christmas, in this super handy Christmas Gift Guide.
This year we’re championing businesses that do good. These makers and brands are committed to using recycled, ethically sourced and sustainable materials to ensure your right to wear jewellery doesn’t cost the earth or compromise someone’s human rights. We promise you’ll be inspired by these gorgeous must-have collections. There’s something for everyone here and perfect for festive parties, gifting and beyond.
Christmas Gift Guide: 7 Ethical Jewellery Brands You’ll Love This Christmas
Driven by the ethos of “live a beautiful life”, Monapink jewellery serves as timeless reminder of the beauty in the world and our own lives. Monika Kamycka, a trained silversmith, designer and maker behind the brand, works from her London studio skilfully crafting strikingly beautiful pieces of jewellery. Combining responsibly sourced Argentium and sterling silver with eco-friendly, fairtrade practices, you can be safe in the knowledge your jewellery hasn’t come at a greater cost. I’ve been a fan for a while and particularly adore Monika’s stunning collection of luxury Argentium earrings that have beautiful enamelled accents. Christmas is on the horizon though and wouldn’t be the same without snowflakes. So luckily for us, there’s a new collection of snowflake pendants and earrings that make buying gifts easy for the ladies in your life. This gorgeous collection is perfect for adding a festive twist to your outfits both day and night.
You can get 15% OFF the MONAPINK snowflake pendants and earrings. Use offer code XMAS18 at the checkout. Valid now until the end of Dec 2018.
One thing I love about Raw Copenhagen is that is totally nails cool, minimalist Scandinavian design. With a background in international human rights, founder Karina Johansen combines her love of jewellery with her passion for human rights. The result. A jewellery collection that promotes social and environmental sustainability. Karina designs jewellery that is inherently Danish, minimalist and RAW with no sweetening thrills. Rough-cut gemstones contrast against Sterling silver or 24Karat gold plated Sterling silver, creating jewellery thats polished, chic and effortless. For me RAW Copenhagen jewellery is infinitely wearable. I’m in love with the very playful and girly shooting star threaders from the Elements Collection that add a flirtatious twist to the party season.
RAW Copenhagen donates 10 % of the annual profit to the indigenous silversmith communities in Thailand, from where some of the handmade beads and charms are sourced.
Get 15% OFF Raw Copenhagen jewellery! Enter code Buddha15 at the checkout. Valid now until the end of December 2018.
Looking for jewellery gifts for mums and young families? Well check out Halia Rose - a family-run, multi-award winning business that offers stylish, practical jewellery and gifts. Founder, Sarah Cooke started the business when she became a first time mum. Realising the importance of self-care, Sarah started creating teething jewellery designed with style in mind but also practical and safe to wear and use around babies and children. I’m especially in love with the Kata Teething Necklace. Little ones will love the chewable texture perfect for soothing teething gums whilst the necklace is so versatile and stylish. Made from sustainable and 100% non-toxic materials, all Halia Rose jewellery is made from food grade silicone, tested to meet global safety standards and BPA free. If you’re looking for a bit of arm candy to go with that necklace, the Hex Teething Bracelets are your go to jewellery for everyday style, while the Little Stars Children’s Gift Set features an adorable star necklace and a whole host of goodies to boot. Ideal for making your child feel extra special!
You can get 10% OFF all Halia Rose products. Enter code JEWELLEDBUDDHA at the checkout. Valid until the end of December 2018.
What happens when you cross a jewellery designer with a food writer? Beautiful, lovingly created jewellery that’s inspired by the natural beauty found in food. Founded by jewellery designer Annabel Cox, and food writer Georgina Fuggle - Little by Little creates ethically produced jewellery, thats elegant, contemporary and eminently wearable. If you’re looking for a gift for that special lady in your life, take a look at the The Seville Collection. Inspired by the Andalusian oranges of Seville, this gorgeous collection of pendants, earrings and bracelets adds simplicity yet exudes glamour. Designed in the UK and crafted in Lima, Peru by artisans empowered with sustainable employment and training, - Little by Little share their profits with their charitable partner Action Against Hunger. Each item sold, pays for three day's supply of therapeutic food to nurse an acutely malnourished child back to health. Other delicious must-haves are the head-turning Wedge Drop Earrings guaranteed to add a bit of festive glamour.
When I came across Article 22, I was amazed by the story of this brand. Article 22 transforms weapons into beautifully chic jewellery. Handcrafted by artisans in Laos from Vietnam War shrapnel, you’ll find unique jewellery hand cast from re-purposed military grade aluminium paired with sterling silver or gemstones. Each purchase helps clear unexploded ordnance, making land safe and providing new metal to artisans. Founder Elizabeth Suda, travelled to Laos where she met artisans in a rural village melting US bombs into spoons. Unaware of the Secret War which raged in Laos in the 60’s and 70’s, that left a legacy of 80 million unexploded bombs, Elizabeth was moved to create her first collection Peacebomb, with the idea of buying back the bombs. I admire that something so positive is made from such a hugely negative time in history and that it has a tangible impact on the lives of people. An unusual but wonderful gift for those peace activists amongst us.
If you’re looking for jewellery that’s ever so pretty, timeless, empowering and of course ethically made, take a look at Mosami. Working with talented British designers, Mosami takes its inspiration from nature and the planet. Mindfully sourced from small and artisanal businesses, Mosami jewellery is made from Fairtrade or recycled silver to ensure that miners and their families are paid a fair price for the demanding and dangerous work they do. I especially love that each beautiful piece of jewellery carries empowering messages to help the wearer adopt a positive mindset. Check out the gorgeous Live Laugh Love necklace from the three wishes collection - definitely one for my wish list!
I couldn’t resist sneaking a bit of Jewelled Buddha love in there! How could I not? If you’re looking for super special necklaces for a loved one, then take a look at our very colourful collection of upcycled sari necklaces. Perfect for those with allergies to metals, these beautiful necklaces are handcrafted by artisans from marginalised communities. Made from the remnants of sari fabric left over from making our sari scarves, these sari necklaces are crafted from upcycled prayer beads meticulously wrapped in sari. Each purchase enables artisans to earn a sustainable wage and support their families. Plus they’re super versatile and elevate your work to weekend outfits, day or night and through the seasons. From simple pendants to multi-layered statement pieces, they make a treasured gift that’s made to last. Plus they come ready to gift in luxury recycled boxes.
Get 15% Off all all our upcycled sari necklace collections. Enter code JBGIFTGUIDE15 at the checkout. Valid now until the end of December 2018.
So there you have it. i hope you enjoyed my pick of 7 ethical brands you’ll want to gift. These jewellery brands are great examples of creativity that enables fashion to do good. Let us know what you think and if you found this Christmas Gift Guide useful, click here to share it.