You've got the dress and the shoes, now all you need are the accessories!
Sustainable, ethical and fair trade, eco friendly jewelry is the only way to go for the environmentally aware bride. No green wedding is complete without eco friendly jewelry to finish the look.
Looking for a conflict free wedding ring that represents your values? Brilliant Earth believe that ethically sourced jewelry can be an effective tool for social change within developing countries. Their dedicated and passionate team work tirelessly to produce stunning yet humane jewelry that you can be proud to wear on your wedding day.
Photo via Brilliant Earth
"Diamonds last forever, and so does plastic." Transforming waste into something quite beautiful, designer Twice uses recycled material to craft sublime jewelry that is minimalist and modern. His sculptural upcycled plastic earrings have an alluring ethereal quality, making them perfect for any occasion. The price is extremely affordable so while you're deciding which pair to rock as you walk down the aisle, why not treat each of your bridesmaids to remind them of your big day?
Photo via Twice Creations
Batucada aren't your 'traditional' wedding jewelry, but then again green brides are often on the lookout for something a little more unique. Their synthetic rubber jewelry respects the environment thanks to its clean, non polluting production. It's tough, flexible, lightweight and completely water resistant, in fact it even floats! This incredible material adapts to the shape and contours of your body becoming a second skin so to speak.
Photo via Batucada
Designed and handcrafted by Andrea Bonelli herself, this conscious one woman show uses recycled and ethically mined diamonds and gems wherever possible. She also purchases recycled metals from reputable US based sellers that follow high standards for green processing. Made with real love and care, Andrea takes great pride in bringing to life each and every piece.
Photo via Andrea Bonelli
Natural baltic amber teamed with organic linens and materials create the perfect fusion of breathtaking eco friendly jewelry. Mother and daughter team, Danuta and Joana, have an entire collection of one off pieces that could take your wedding look to the next level. From dainty pendants to extravagant bibs, their enchanting amber will definitely add a touch of drama to your big day.
Photo via Dreams Factory
CRED know that true beauty goes beyond aesthetics and encompasses a responsibility to both people and the planet. Working with small scale miners to create jewelry that is traceable and certified back to the source, CRED are passionate about creating jewelry that symbolizes real difference. Engagement rings, wedding rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings for him and her, there is something for everyone.
Photo via Cred Jewellery
Handcrafted in New Zealand using local, ethically sourced materials and low tech working practices, Ashley Hilton is a family run business that takes the utmost care to avoid doing anything that will wreck the earth. At the end of each year they make financial contributions to a range of environmentally sound projects from around the world. They love helping couples design their perfect wedding ring, so whether you want something plain and simple or one of a kind, they will work with you to create a unique band that you will cherish forever.
Photo via Ashley Hilton
Green Karat understand the need for finding rings that not only symbolize how deeply you care for one and other, but also how you care about the Earth. Using the most environmentally friendly materials available to them, Green Karat reuse and recycle wherever possible. Their jewelry is modern and elegant, providing you with endless options to compliment your wedding gown.
Image via Green Karat
Sisters, friends and now business partners, the masterminds behind Eco Lustre strive to create the dream place to shop for cute, cool and elegant jewelry that's affordable and environmentally friendly. Their ethical concepts translate into each piece, resulting in sustainable jewelry that practices what they preach. By partnering with artisans who are environmentally proactive in their work, Eco Lustre have created a fabulous range that truly speaks to your better nature.
Photo via Ecolustre
The beauty of nature has always played a huge part of Julia Farley's inspiration, which is why it makes sense for her to create collections that echo this appreciation. Julia uses reclaimed metals to reduce her environmental impact, and to express her concern for preserving the world's precious natural resources. Her work is fresh and timeless, and has been featured in Real Simple, Vogue and The Today Show.
Photo via Julia Farley
Last but by no means least, I leave you with one of my own personal favorites, Simply Wood Rings. These gorgeous wooden rings are made from salvaged and found wood, and are embellished with an array of divine stones like topaz, turquoise and diamond. Much of the wood started out its life in the hands of other crafts people, such as that from the elegant neck of a violin whose sounds soothed souls in great orchestra halls. Each ring is handcrafted to bring out the warmth and honesty of the wood, allowing it to evolve into a transformation of beauty.
Photo via Simply Wood Rings
Do you know any other great places to find eco friendly jewelry for green weddings?
Share with us in the comments below...