An exceptional piece of jewelry is always a great gift idea. But with different tastes, jewelry can sometimes be a tricky gift to buy. Lucky for you our team at Made Trade is a little jewelry obsessed, so we gathered the favorites and curated a selection of handcrafted bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings made from responsibly sourced materials for every aesthetic. From the minimalist who loves an ultra-dainty piece to the eco-chic naturalist to the lover of bold statement pieces, we’ve covered it all. Explore our full Jewelry Collection for even more jewelry gift ideas.
For the Minimalist:
1. Lumafina Ursa Stud Earrings — $72
Lumafina’s one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry makes a seriously stunning gift. Owner Hilary Alexander is a self-taught designer and metalsmith who crafts every piece from start to finish alongside her team in a Portland-based studio.
2. Salt + Still Loop Bracelet and Nimbus Bracelet — $72 to $108
Simple and sustainably-made, Salt + Still’s jewelry is the perfect gift for the classically-inclined minimalist on your list. Made ethically in small batches using hand-hammered techniques and hand-carved beeswax molds, Salt + Still’s quality pieces not only have a timeless style but are also made to last.
3. Iron Oxide Waxing Moon Pendant Necklace and Beam Hooks — $72 to $89
Iron Oxide’s Waxing Moon Pendant is an exceptionally handmade piece featuring a beautiful brass half circle and a stone of your choice set in the middle. With turquoise, labradorite, opal, lapis, moonstone, and onyx stone options, you will certainly find the ideal variant for any jewelry-wearer in your life. Complete the look by adding a pair of Iron Oxide’s Beam Hooks for a knockout set that any minimalist will swoon over.
For the Naturalist:
Hathorway’s gorgeously designed rattan + buffalo horn combo is inspired by the rice fields of Tam Coc in Vietnam and is the epitome of earthy chic. Each piece is made in the USA using responsibly-sourced materials from Vietnam, Thailand, and South Korea.
5. Rose & Fitzgerald Layered Ring — $75
Rose & Fitzgerald’s heirloom quality ring is handcrafted by artisans in Uganda from ethically-sourced Ankole horn and pure brass. Your recipient can choose to let the brass develop a rich patina over time to create that antique feel or it can be polished to keep the ring shining bright.
Simple and comfy, Son of A Sailor’s veg-tan bracelet is a jewelry gift that even non-jewelry-wearers will love. With hand-painted colors and brass detailing, the naturally-tanned double-strand bracelet can easily be used as a layering piece for the bold-jewelry lover or can be worn by itself for the essentialist.
For the Lover of Statement Pieces:
7. Lumafina BB Earrings — $40
Made with hand-cut wood and finished with a vibrant bright red-orange hue, Lumafina’s BB Earrings are a true conversation-starter piece. And when the compliments come rolling in, your gift recipient can proudly share that these unique statement earrings are made from ethically-sourced wood and crafted right in Portland, Oregon.
Inspired by classical, modern, and architectural designs, the husband-and-wife team behind L.Greenwalt Jewelry creates truly unique wearable art. You won’t find anything else quite like this brand’s pieces! And L.Greenwalt’s seriously stunning necklaces, cuffs, earrings, and rings are made with ethically and sustainably-sourced materials to boot.
Bold yet elegant, Son of a Sailor’s Frances earrings are the ultimate statement piece for any season. The natural gemstone creates a unique touch to these geometric, dangly earrings. All of Son of a Sailor’s pieces are made by a small group of artisan makers in their Texas studios.
L.Greenwalt’s modern pendant necklace is an edgy-yet-feminine piece that instantly elevates any look. All of L.Greenwalt’s jewelry is ethically handmade in Portland, Oregon from ethically sourced or recycled metals.
11. Lumafina Gold Fill Herkimer Ring — $78
Lumafina’s dazzling ring features hand-selected raw Herkimer quartz stones (which are only found in Herkimer, New York) and a gold-fill band. Each stone is one-of-a-kind, creating an exceptionally special, keep-forever piece that will be treasured by anyone lucky enough to receive it!