This season, lighten up your jewelry box with charming, cheerful pieces handcrafted with compassion from environmentally friendly and sustainably sourced materials.
Our edit of spring styles is full of color yet sleek and chic in feel, mixing bright gems, rich hues, natural materials and gleaming metals.
From elegant everyday essentials to statement-making must-haves, let these new jewels put a smile on your face while adding good-hearted glitz to your look.
These linear wonders – hand-shaped from horn and brass in skill-sharing workshops in Kenya and artisan cooperatives in India – are a unique take on spring’s stripe trend, and support their makers in a trade, not aid approach. (It’s a straight line from your purchase to their profit!)
Delicate, responsibly sourced natural horn strikes an even more elevated note when combined with polished brass. These luxurious pieces are the perfect complement to spring’s sophisticated bohemian attitude.
Fresh springtime shades are the focal point of these delicate everyday essentials, featuring handset multicolored stones. All are made by skilled craftsmen and –women bridging the gap between traditional techniques and wearable modern design.
These casual, colorful fair trade accessories add a dose of cheer to any outfit, while supporting artisans from Guatemala to Ghana with sustainable incomes and the opportunity to advance their craft.
If you add just one item to your jewel box this season, make it a head-turning statement piece sure to have people asking where it’s from. (Answer: all jewelry below is hand-made by artisans in emerging economies, where equitable direct trade with online customers is enabling stronger, healthier communities.)
Perennial favorites, these layered necklaces and bracelets effortlessly enrich your look with texture and dimension while empowering artisans in Kenya and beyond.