13 Mar

The Most Ethical Luxury Jewellery Brands

Whether you are finding that special piece to celebrate a milestone, to pop-the-question, or for that spontaneous ‘just because’ present, luxurious jewellery is bound to be that sparkle you didn’t even know you were missing. What makes jewellery even more special is ensuring that each piece you select for yourself or your loved one is ethical and kind to people, animals, and our planet.

If you are in the market for an investment piece, then look no further. Here are 11 ethical luxury jewellery brands for that next treat-yourself moment—or that special gift to win you infinite brownie points from your loved one!

Bario Neal

Rated: Good

Bario Neal is an ethical custom jewellery designer that creates handmade rings and fine jewellery with conflict-free diamonds and other gemstones. The brand uses ethically sourced materials, including reclaimed precious metals, Fairmined gold, and ethically sourced stones to bring to life each of its uniquely designed pieces.

Melissa Joy Manning

Rated: Great

Luxury handmade jewellery from designer Melissa Joy Manning. The stunning pieces are crafted locally from recycled silver and gold sourced from a Green Certified refinery. The brand’s ethical artisans design jewellery to be treasured and to last, redefining what ‘precious’ means by creating pieces that are unique to the wearer, instead of contributing to a culture of disposable fashion.

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Rated: Good

Every piece of ARTICLE22 jewellery is locally handcrafted in Laos using recycled materials from Vietnam War bombs, plane parts, military hardware, and other aluminium scraps. The brand embodies the innovation that the fashion industry needs more of—using recycled materials to produce beautiful globally-marketable products, while equipping local artisans with new skill sets and providing them with a sustainable source of income. ARTICLE22 gives back to clear more unexploded bombs in Laos, supports traditional artisans, and donates a proportion of profit to community development for workers. The range is available in sizes S-XL.

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woman wearing kimai earring

Kimai is an ethical and fairtrade fine jewellery brand. Made in Antwerp using 18K gold and lab grown diamonds.

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Holly Ryan

Rated: Good
Ethical luxury jewellery brand Holly Ryan featuring a woman of colour in a gold necklace

Thoughtfully designed, handcrafted jewellery. Quiet luxury for the modern mind. If something you purchase from Holly Ryan has lost its lustre, the brand offers an in-house repair service and also invites you to return the pieces you no longer wear. That’s the kind of circularity we love to see.

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FUTURA Jewelry

Rated: Great

FUTURA Jewelry is a New York based ethical jewellery brand. Each piece of FUTURA Jewelry is handcrafted with mercury-free 18kt Certified Fairmined Ecological gold. The brand's gold comes from the three certified Fairmined mines in the world that mine for gold without the use of toxic chemicals including mercury and cyanide.

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Rated: Good

Monique Péan is known for its sculptural and structural one-of-a-kind pieces and unique materials, and is committed to partnering with artisans around the world to support traditional craftsmanship. It uses eco-friendly materials which limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

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woman wearing gold ethically made jewellery by YU STEPANEL

YU STEPANEL is an independent jewellery brand based in London that celebrates a slower pace of living and wearing.

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la californienne colourful watch

Vintage Rolex & Cartier watches reimagined in California with bold colours.

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wwake jewellery

WWAKE is a 100% women run, design driven, and sustainably minded fine jewellery company.

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Emma Aitchison Jewellery

Rated: Good

London based designer Emma Aitchison makes unique recycled silver, gold and brass jewellery inspired by the weather.

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From our everyday pieces that almost feel like part of our skin, to our go-to statement pieces that form part of our signature look, jewellery is the kind of accessory that can really transform how you present yourself to the outside world. By supporting ethical jewellers, you embody the message that beautiful jewellery can (and should) be created sustainably and compassionately, with respect for our Earth and all its inhabitants.

And for more ethical jewellery inspo, head over our Ultimate Guide to Ethical Jewellery!

Author bio: Christine is a lawyer and an aspiring minimalist. She enjoys reading, travelling and discovering new ways to build a more sustainable and eco-friendly wardrobe and lifestyle.

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