15 Ethical and Sustainable Jewelry Gifts for a Shining Holiday

Ethical and Eco-Friendly Jewelry Gifts

An exceptional piece of sustainable 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 is a little jewelry-obsessed, so we gathered our favorites and curated a selection of artisan 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 ethical and sustainable jewelry collection for even more jewelry gift ideas.

For the Minimalist:

1. Yewo Mwezi Earrings — $38

These striking earrings can be worn with just about any outfit for an understated, chic touch. ‘Mwezi’ means ‘Moon’ in Tumbuka, the language of Northern Malawi, where Yewo’s jewelry is ethically handcrafted. Artisans use recycled brass to create these one of a kind pieces in a solar powered, carbon neutral workshop.

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2. Sara Patino Jewelry Recycled Golden Orbit Cuff Bracelet — $145

This simple, striking gold cuff from Sara Patino Jewelry is a timeless piece that goes with just about everything.

Sara Patino’s modern minimalist cuff was sustainably made from 100% recycled post-consumer gold, making it the perfect eco-friendly gift this holiday season.

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minimalist cuff made from recycled gold

3. Salt + Still Fossa Hoops — $58

Simple and sustainably made, Salt + Still’s jewelry is the perfect gift for the 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.

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fossa hoops

4. Abby Alley Hexagon Cuff Bracelet — $68

This is an effortlessly chic cuff that’s made with casted brass. Abby Alley is an ethical fashion label dedicated to producing beautiful products while creating job opportunities for women artisans in East Africa. Abby Alley works exclusively with artisan cooperatives to provide safe working environments, ethically sourced materials, and fair wages.

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hexagon cuff bracelet

5. Giulia Letzi + Meti Jewelry Leona Upcycled Drop Earrings in White — $38 to $56

Handmade from upcycled plastic and recycled sterling silver or gold-filled metals, these lightweight earrings from Giulia Letzi + META Jewelry are designed with both sustainability and functionality in mind.

All of the brand’s jewelry is consciously made in small batches in Arlington, Virginia.

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Giulia Letzi Sustainable Earrings

For the Naturalist:

6. Hathorway Hoang Hau Buffalo Horn Geometric Earrings — $62

Hathorway’s gorgeously designed and sustainably made geometric earrings are naturally chic. These earrings are glamorous (“Hoàng Hậu” in Vietnamese translates to “Queen”!) yet down-to-earth. These dangling earrings have a bold, royal design and are made from natural, upcycled buffalo horn.

This ethical jewelry brand produces their pieces in the U.S. and pays all of their makers fair wages.

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White buffalo horn geometric earrings

7. Abby Alley Hilary Stud Earrings — $40

Handcrafted by artisans in Kenya using traditional techniques, these stud earrings are made with brass and ethically sourced bone. Abby Alley provides their women artisans fair wages, safe working conditions, and extra provisions for healthcare and transportation.

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hilary stud earrings

8. Iron Oxide Milky Way Teardrop Ring — $169

This teardrop ring is handmade in Washington with sustainably sourced opal. Iron Oxide is a women-run and women-owned company who uses ethically sourced or lab-grown gemstones to ensure all of their products are conflict-free.

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milky way teardrop ring

9. Abby Alley Eliza Ring — $48

Handcrafted by artisans in Kenya from brass and responsibly sourced bone, Abby Alley’s Eliza Ring is a sophisticated and sustainable piece.

The gold and white ring can easily be worn with a chic dress for special occasions or slipped on to dress up a more casual outfit.

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Abby Alley horn and brass sustaianble ring

10. Hathorway Saigon Horn Pendant Necklace — $68

Hathorway’s stunning horn pendant necklace comes in multiple colors and is made using ethically sourced buffalo horn. Designing their jewelry pieces with minimalism and sustainable materials in mind, Hathorway is a women-owned brand who provide fair wages and safe working environments for all of their artisans.

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saigon horn pendant necklace

For the Lover of Statement Pieces:

11. Days of August Sydney Recycled Earrings — $96

These statement earrings are hypoallergenic, handcrafted in Australia, and made from reclaimed stainless steel. Days of August files, sands, spot welds, and finishes each of their pieces by hand without the use of harmful chemicals. They’re also carbon neutral by using solar panels to power their studio, and they plant over 300 trees each year in rural areas of Southern Australia.

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sydney recycled earrings

12. L.Greenwalt Jewelry Flame Necklace — $78 to $87

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! L.Greenwalt’s seriously stunning necklaces, cuffs, earrings, and rings are made with ethically and sustainably sourced materials to boot.

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flame necklace

13. Iron Oxide Polaris Earrings — $168

Bold yet elegant, Iron Oxide’s Polaris Earrings are the ultimate statement piece for any season. The natural gemstones create a unique touch to these geometric, dangly earrings.

With turquoise, labradorite, opal, lapis, moonstone, and onyx stone options to choose from, you will certainly find the ideal variant for any jewelry-wearer in your life.

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Ethical and Sustainable Gold Polaris Earrings

14. L.Greenwalt Full Deco Necklace — $78 to $92

L.Greenwalt’s modern pendant necklace is an edgy-yet-feminine piece that instantly elevates any look. All of L.Greenwalt’s jewelry is handmade in Portland, Oregon from ethically sourced or recycled metals.

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L.Greenwalt sustainable pendant necklace - holiday gift guide

15. Lesh Damla Necklace — $250

This vibrant, one-of-a-kind handwoven necklace is more than a piece of jewelry — it’s a work of art. Each LESH piece is made to order by fiber artist and owner Summer Moore, using traditional hand-weaving techniques.

Summer sources only the highest quality materials for her standout jewelry, using ethically sourced cotton, hand-dyed cord, and thread made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Lesh handmade sustainable necklace

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