Gift Guide:
Gorgeous (and sustainable!) Jewelry

Since the beginning of time, man has been adorning himself with jewelry, passing pieces from generation to generation. As we all know—our rings and necklaces can be potent symbols of moments in our lives and people we love, which makes them one of the most reliably wonderful gifts ever. More and more are embracing kinder methods where artists turn to recycled metals, vintage items, ethically sourced stones, and artisan workers to create both fine and everyday pieces—and, as contributing editor JEN SMITH underlines, what's better than that?

Rings
Earrings
  • Melissa Joy Manning

    Melissa Joy Manning

    Melissa Joy Manning's earrings are hand wrought in recycled gold and silver and then studded with sustainably sourced sapphire, pearl and lavender agate.

    Melissa Joy Manning, $5,000
  • Andy Lifshutz-Roses

    Andy Lifshutz

    Rock out with starbust earrings made from rose silver, an alloy made from reclaimed silver and copper.

    Of A Kind, $98
  • Alexis Russell

    Alexis Russell

    Russell accomplishes a feminine, delicate-yet-rough mix in these earrings made of recycled mixed metals and raw diamonds.

    Alexis Russell, $265
  • Lou Zeldis pebble drop earrings

    Lou Zeldis

    Designer Lou Zeldis—who sadly passed away recently—combed beaches for stones from his travels and fashioned them into these naturally stunning pieces.

    Love Adorned, $1,300
  • A Peace Treaty

    A Peace Treaty

    Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew, create an "evolving" collection of artisan-crafted, ethically produced pieces celebrating disappearing traditions. You can read their compelling story here.

    A Peace Treaty, $160
  • Suzannah Wainhouse

    Suzannah Wainhouse

    Earthy and sexy, Suzannah Wainhouse's jewelry focuses on one-of-a-kind adornments. This one is in kyanite and brass.

    Beautiful Dreamer, $485
  • Monique Pean

    Monique Pean

    Monique Pean uses tiny white diamonds and sustainable amber buffalo horn: Even the hooks are 18K recycled gold.

    Barneys.com, $1,110
  • Lulu Frost 50 Year Old Earrings

    Lulu Frost

    Fashion darling Lisa Salzer reworks vintage jewelry into stellar one-of-a-kind pieces for her much-loved Lulu Frost line.

    Lulu Frost, $900
  • Jennifer Fisher brassSingle Hollow Wing Earrings

    Jennifer Fisher

    Jennifer Fisher's super cool eponymous line has expanded to include non-precious metals like brassand silver, which she crafts into pretty stunning statement pieces.

    Barneys, $400
  • Kendra Scott Darby Mirage Earrings

    Rent the Runway

    What could be more sustainable than borrowing and returning? RTR offers gift cards so you can rent earrings such as these Kendra Scott stunners for a special event.

    Rent The Runway, $75
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