Most people know how to live a more eco-friendly life. They drive eco-friendly cars, install eco-friendly appliances in their home and purchase eco-friendly household products. Some people don’t realize that they can also accessorize in an eco-friendly fashion. From clothes to jewelry, there are plenty of eco-friendly items on the market today, and some of them don’t cost any more money than non eco-friendly jewelry. The following are three jewelry manufacturers that are eco-friendly.
GreenKarat’s mission is to protect the planet while creating eco-friendly jewelry. The company started by first finding an eco-gold supply, and now they offer fine jewelry that is eco-friendly, including engagement rings, wedding bands and other jewelry gifts. Each piece is custom created to your specific order and handmade in both Canada and the United States. Not only do they use eco-friendly products in all of their jewelry, they also provide their customers with full disclosure as to what materials were used and where they came from.
GreenOro was started in 1972, and in 2002, they went completely green. They create custom designs too. You can simply send them a picture of what you want, and they’ll create it for you—all while staying eco-friendly. Every product made by Green Oro is 100% recycled jewelry.
They have a GreenBoxprogram in which they ask members to send in their broken or unused jewelry, and Green Oro will use it to create new jewelry items. Members will get a store credit for the items they sent in, or they can request that it be turned into a new piece of jewelry. By using only recycled gold, Green Oro is eliminating the wear and tear on the planet during excavations.
MiaDonna is another company that focuses on creating eco-friendly jewelry. They have received the Green America seal of approval, which means that apply high standards in environmental sustainability. MiaDonna uses innovative technology to create manmade diamonds and gems, eliminating the need for mining. Their jewelry also uses eco-friendly gold, platinum or palladium.
Along with their jewelry, all of MiaDonna’s packaging is made from stone fiber. This is a paperless bag, which contains no chemical bleaching or toxic gas emissions during production. They also offer their own brand of jewelry cleaner, which is a non-toxic solution that is environmentally safe and comes in an eco-friendly container.
MiaDonna takes their love for eco-friendly beyond their products. The head MiaDonna offices uses wind energy, and since water is heavily used to create their products, they also have a water recycling system. Anything they print is done on recycled paper using soy inks, and every product is made in the United States.
If you’re dedicated to being eco-friendly, and if you have a love for jewelry, you may want to check out these jewelry manufacturers the next time you want to make a jewelry purchase. Not only will you look good, but you’ll be helping the planet too.
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