When I was doing my research for this post, most of the articles I read featured only expensive brands. While this may be an option for some people, I wanted to find ethically made jewelry that was affordable and supported small businesses.
I decided to look at some Etsy shops, and found these eight fantastic shops that feature products that are handmade and sustainable.
Price range: $7-$26
What makes them sustainable: KookyGiftShop turns recycled wine corks and oak into these beautiful pieces, and they also use faux leather for their necklaces. Make sure to check them out here!
Price range: $10-$26
What makes them sustainable: BBdesignhouse has an entire sustainable earring collection on their Etsy shop that uses recycled polymer clay. This reduces waste and results in earrings that are completely unique. You can look at BBdesignhouse here!
Price range: $10-$48
What makes them sustainable: RainforestGems uses natural materials like acai seeds, gourd wood, and tagua nut to make stunning and sustainable jewelry. If you’re interested in any of these pieces you can find the Etsy shop here!
Price range: $12-$15
What makes them sustainable: Each of these sets of earrings are handmade and nickel free. The minimalist look and neutral tones makes it easy to pair these sets with any outfit. If you want to look at more of these designs you can see ShopArloJean here!
Price range: $24-$42
What makes them sustainable: TheWoodenHome uses salvaged wood to create one of a kind jewelry, that is eco-friendly as well. You can see the rest of their reclaimed wood designs on their Etsy shop here!
Price range: $6-$89
What makes them sustainable: Leetie repurposes vintage components to make colorful and sustainable pieces. If you’re interested in these earrings or want to see Leetie’s other retro jewelry you can find the shop here!
Price range: $4-$180
What makes them sustainable: This shop primarily makes gold filled jewelry, which is an affordable and sustainable alternative to solid gold. These elegant pieces are very durable and each one is handcrafted. Check out adenandclairejewelry here!
Price range: $16-$39
What makes them sustainable: MayaJambalaya incorporates real flowers and leaves into their designs and uses non-toxic resin to enclose them. You can find these unique pieces and shop more designs here!
I hope the next time you’re buying jewelry that you’ll consider purchasing from one of these shops. Supporting small businesses is an important part of becoming sustainable, and allows these shop owners the opportunity to turn their passion into a job.
Thanks for reading, make sure to check out my blog next week to see how I’m making my kitchen more sustainable!