Why to buy: Thesis Gems and Jewelry is made for women to claim themselves. Most of the pieces are customizable. We can draw our own pattern in ultra brilliant micro-pave diamonds on a ring, or create a talisman from the Coat of Arms pendants. The gems are of investment quality, and the gold is substantial and high karat.
What we love: Each gem is scrupulously sourced. Cate Claus, the founder of Thesis Gems and Jewelry, always ask questions about sustainability, fair labor, traceability. To her, people, communities and the environment are more important than any gem. She sources only 6 gems: diamonds, pearls, sapphires, opals, tsavorites and rubies. The diamonds are Canadian and re-cut pre-1940’s antiques to minimize the carbon footprint. Her sapphire source will gladly tell you which river the gems came from in Sri Lanka- where alluvial mining is used to minimize the impact on the environment. Thesis Gems and Jewelry pearls are from small, beautiful productions in both the Gulf and California and Japan that in fact restore the marine habitat. Furthermore, Thesis G&J is a member of 1% for the planet, giving 1% of gross sales to fight for a cleaner, more resilient planet.
Price: $3,500 USD – 2,820 € | Shop it now: Thesis Gems
Why to buy: Toby Pomeroy thinks ethically sourced and sustainable fine jewelry shines brightest. He pioneered the use of EcoGold, helping initiate that first source of fully reclaimed metals for the jewelry industry. He creates beautiful, practical, and sustainable fine jewelry that supports and promotes the health, beauty and diversity of our planet and its people.
Marrying timeless design with social responsibility, Toby Pomeroy jewelry truly makes sustainability beautiful.
What we love: With clean, dramatic lines and a Rio Carnival flash of color, Comet earrings feature a rainbow of color options offered in responsibly mined single or multi-stone styles.
Hand-fashioned in the Oregon studios in reclaimed EcoGold, Comet earrings elegantly illuminate Portuguese-cut, traceable, responsibly mined and cut gemstones in smoky, rose or green quartz; or amethyst, citrine, garnet and blue topaz or brilliant diamonds.
Price: Tbd | Shop it now: Toby Pomeroy
Why to buy: Sandy Leong is a fully sustainable, fine jeweler. Conscientious of the long term, global impact of mining, Sandy remains sustainable by thoughtfully constructing each of her pieces in recycled 18 karat gold and ethically sourcing conflict free diamonds and gemstones. All production is done locally in New York through sustainable manufacturers who are transparent about their commitment to sustainability. Select natural materials are sculpted by artisans in Kenya, supporting local craftsmanship and striving to preserve traditional design methods in sub-Saharan Africa. In an effort to encourage environmental and social responsibility, Sandy Leong is a member of the No Dirty Gold (NDG) campaign- an international initiative, ensuring that gold mining operations respect human rights and the environment.
What we love: This earrings are made by 8k recycled yellow gold with 15, 1pt brown diamonds. A percentage of sales from Sandy Leong’s RAIN collection will be contributed towards the ongoing efforts of Voss Foundation, dedicated to providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven development in sub-Saharan Africa.
Price: $1,500.00 – 1,209 € | Shop it now: Sandy Leong
Why to buy: With an endless variety of luxury camping sites all over the world, glamping is a trend that can appeal to virtually all types of travelers. Glamping is a one-of-a-kind experience where we will get to choose an extremely unique accommodation, pick an amazing backdrop and get ready for the experience of a lifetime – all without sacrificing even an ounce of comfort. Glamping is a way to connect with our surroundings without having to rough it.
What we love: With glamping, less is more. Whereas energy and materials used in the construction and management of a small hotel are quite high, in many cases glamping accommodations take advantage of surrounding elements of nature. Composting toilets, solar power, and working gardens are just a few examples. Or, if we’re lucky, we can find ourself sleeping in a repurposed carousel or caravan – things that might have been discarded or forgotten are transformed into beautiful and very unique glamping sites for the world to enjoy. When we glamp, we can expect amazing views, unique structures and secluded landscapes while we relax in comfortable beds, take luxurious bubble baths, enjoy on-site spas or even escape to our private beach.
Price: $86 – $496 USD / 70-400 € | Shop it now: Gampling Hub
Why to buy: This sweater was handknit using beautiful cashmere by a women’s cooperative in Peru. It was hand painted by artist Hugo McCloud at his studio in Brooklyn.
What we love: The story of the Creative Director and founder Aurora James is just amazing. Currently based in Brooklyn, Aurora finds herself traveling to and throughout Africa – most regularly South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and Morocco – every few months to work with local artisans, to experience the continent’s diverse culture, and to discover new inspirations for the brand. The Creative Director commissioned Ryan Roche and Hugo McCloud to make these one of a kind pieces to support the Women’s March on Washington. One hundred percent of proceeds from this handknit and painted sweater will be going to the ACLU.
Price: $1,095 USD – 882 € | Shop it now: Brother Vellies