There are various types of jewelry. On one hand, you have costume jewelry, which includes pieces that you can get by wearing every day. On the other, you have fine jewelry, which you put on when you feel like dressing up. Fine jewelry is also an investment, because it usually comes with a comparatively higher price tag. If you want to buy jewelry that is made well and won’t break after a few wears, you should want to pay more. But along with that, you should also be conscious about where the jewelry is coming from and the effects it has on the environment and society. In the recent years, the conversations surrounding sustainability and ethics in the jewelry industry has witnessed significant growth. If you have been on the fence about buying ethical and sustainable jewelry, here are a few reasons why you should:

They are made using responsibly-sourced materials

Sustainable and ethical jewelry brands create their jewelry using materials that have been sourced in the most ethical and socially-responsible way. That means the stones and metals used to craft the rings and bracelets are free of any conflict or questions of origin. At Jennifer Dawes Design, we create our products using locally-sourced materials. We also use recycled materials obtained from our clients’ unused jewelry or Umicore, which is one of the largest recycling companies in the world.

You can support smaller brands

When you support a sustainable and ethical jewelry brand, it means you are offering your support to a small brand or an independent jewelry maker. Large companies that mass produce jewelry often end up becoming a part of practices that are not only detrimental to the environment but also to people. Smaller brands, on the other hand, make each product with love and care, which makes the jewelry unique and more meaningful.

You reduce your carbon footprint

Buy buying your jewelry from a local brand, you are helping reduce your own carbon footprint. Brands, such as Jennifer Dawes Design, uses locally sourced and recycled materials. Also, when you buy local, it helps cut down the distance the jewelry has to travel to reach you. 

Jennifer Dawes Design offers a collection of sustainable, handmade jewelry, which includes rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more. Whether you are looking for emerald jewelry or imperial topaz jewelry, we have it all. Here, we offer jewelry for “thoughtful people who are making a difference in the world.”