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Beautiful Pieces of Sustainable Jewelry to Wear on Earth Day

By Emma Reynolds |  April 22 2020


Happy Earth Day! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with stunning fine-jewelry pieces made using recycled gold, conflict-free stones or Fairmined metals. The perfect jewelry for Earth Day, Elite Traveler has rounded up brands that are making beautiful pieces while also keeping sustainability and the planet top of mind.

Fernando Jorge Fossilized Wood Earrings (above)

All of Fernando Jorge’s designs are inspired by nature in some way or shape, and he infuses his Brazilian style into each artful piece. Part of his iconic Surround collection, the Astro earrings use fossilized wood and are accentuated with white and brown diamonds. Price on request, fernandojorge.co.uk

Kimberly McDonald 18K Gold Diamond Bracelet

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Jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald is known for her stunning organic shapes and use of natural materials. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, she has pledged to donate 10% of proceeds from each piece sold to three charities she supports, including PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society), The Rhino Orphanage and Children of Conservation. You will also receive an additional 10% off of your purchase. Purchase directly from Kimberly McDonald’s website or any of her retail partners to help give back. $6,400, kimberlymcdonald.com

Ana Khouri Delphine Earrings

Designer Ana Khouri recently expressed her dedication to sustainability through an ‘Earth Manifesto,’ where she says the Earth must be “nurtured, protected and passed on from generation to generation.” She has incorporated these sentiments into her designs and recently released Delphine earrings using 18K Fairmined gold. She was even awarded the Eco-Age Brandmark that honors sustainable excellence. The Delphine earrings come in all gold and all diamond versions, but we love the diamond, sapphire and tourmaline setting combination. $17,022, anakhouri.com

Retrouvai Signature Compass Pendant

Retrouvai’s vintage-inspired jewelry pieces are handmade in Los Angeles by local artisans, who use only conflict-free stones and fair-trade gold. This Earth-like Signature Compass Pendant set in 14K yellow gold has beautiful lapis inlay with emerald and diamond. $2,090, retrouvai.com

Nouvel Heritage Vendome Blue Sapphire Earrings

Nouvel Heritage uses conflict-free stones, such as these beautiful natural and untreated blue sapphires. The brand is known for its dainty, effortless-chic style, and we love these hoops, set in 18K yellow gold. $4,250, nouvelheritage.com

Parulina Baby Octopus Clutching onto Earth Ring

Fine-jewelry brand Parulina has many nature-inspired pieces, and the Hanging On Collection in particular is dedicated to endangered species, like elephants, turtles and lizards. In this specific piece, a diamond-encrusted octopus (with blue sapphire eyes) is clutching onto a South Sea Tahitian pearl. What’s more, 7% of profits from each piece sold with go to The Wildlife Conservation Society. $37,500, parulina.com

 

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