The New Golden Age: The Rise of Ethical Jewellery

It's not just the demand for ethically produced food and fashion that's been increasing, fairtrade and ethical jewellery too is on the rise. From fairtrade metals, fairmined, recycled and upcycled gemstones, to working with local communities and cooperatives, paying fair prices and salaries and giving a percentage of profits to charities, many brands are changing the landscape of the jewellery world. When you purchase your next ring, bracelet, necklace, brooch, or pair of earrings, don't be afraid to ask questions; where was the metal sourced from? Have the diamonds, or other gemstones, been fairly mined? Where do they come from? What are the workers' conditions? Are they paid an adequate salary? Are there safety measures in their workplace? It's your right to know what your money is funding, and buying an ethical jewellery piece, will not just make you feel beautiful and special on the outside, but also on the inside. 

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Round, brilliant cut ethically sourced diamond and a solid and bold band. From £1,025

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With white gold, recycled diamond, enamel and sapphires. £2650 

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Made with 18ct fairtrade gold and diamonds.  £2,885

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Necklace made with silver. €2,550

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Sterling silver. £20

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18ct gold, this Victorian pendant was made in the 1870s and features a cushion cut ruby and rose cut diamonds. £1620

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Made in Italy with 24ct gold plating and decorated in Swarovski crystals beaded by a cooperative of Rwandan women who survived the genocide. £330

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With Welsh white gold.£490

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Lila's own design with recycled gemstones. Fairtrade white gold,diamonds and round cabochon sapphires. £2850

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Sterling silver. £15

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Made with fairmined silver. €95 Euros

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Polished silver. £125

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Welsh rose gold and silver pendant with opal and silver chain. £139