Ethical clothing makes me happy; sometimes even giddy. But there’s one thing that can make me even more excited; ethical jewellery. I like nothing more than dressing myself, turning around to my jewellery corner and thinking (or sometimes rather embarrassingly saying out loud), “what will it be today team?” Yes, I talk to my jewellery.
As a jewellery enthusiast, I’m no rookie to the amazing ethical jewellery brands New Zealand offers.
Here’s my top 10:
1. Bohome and Roam
Tassel earrings are so in right now, but ethically made tassels beat them all. Bohome and Roam are more than a brand: each piece tells a story of the makers from all over the globe. This NZ ethical brand are known for their exclusive Maharani sunglasses chains, tassel earrings, and tassel bracelets that match.
Check out Bohome and Roam here.
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2. Love Winter
Love Winter produces timeless, elegant, and exclusive pieces you’ll end up wearing daily. My gold filled ribbon earrings are the most staple jewellery item I own; I couldn’t imagine my wardrobe without them. Delwynne Winter works in her Auckland based, home studio, crafting each piece with love and care.
Browse their gorgeous collection here, or catch them at their next market.
My best friend and I have an Arowm addiction. But it’s a healthy one. Arowm are empowering women around New Zealand by creating bold, bright, and unique earrings. No pair is the same. Their latest collection is birthed out of strength, softness and vibrancy of women, what empowers us, how we are perceived and what all of this means to us as women.
Grab your dangles here.
4. Multiverse Designs
I won’t lie; I’m a sucker for wooden jewellery. Multiverse Designs make their wooden jewellery from repurposed timber unused at construction sites. Their designs are inspired by geometric shapes and curves. Founders Victoria and Luke, incorporate fun brooches, NZ coasters, statement necklaces, and wildlife designs into their collections. Loving the fact that 10% of every sale goes to Forest and Bird to support their amazing work in preserving New Zealand’s habitat.
Shop at Multiverse Designs here.
5. Sophie Divett Jewellery
Imagine delicate, simple and effortless designs. Sophie’s collections are inspired by native flora and mountains. If you’re an outdoor lover like me, you’ll drool over these pieces. Sophie aims to be as sustainable as possible in her studio, sourcing recycled, ethical, and conflict-free diamonds6. , as well as sustainably sourced metals. Sophie also makes engagement and wedding rings… wink wink.
Shop Sophie Divett Jewellery here.
NOZOMI exists to promote brands committed to producing unique and stylish products by artisans in the developing world, that pay fairly and empower people. They’re connecting artisans with a market space in New Zealand, where their products can be worn and cherished. The NOZOMI jewellery range is a sweet collection of earrings, bracelets, and rings, ethically made in countries such as Uganda and Kenya.
Browse the Nozomi range here.
7. Meadow Lark
Ethical jewellery brand Meadow Lark was founded way back in 2006 before “ethical became the new black”. Their jewellery is made from high-quality precious metals, and ethically sourced stones. They’re built to last and hold up against wear and tear. It’s no surprise their jewellery has become loved by the fabulous NZ musician Lorde and global superstar Rihanna.
Follow in these celebs footsteps and shop at Meadow Lark here.
8. Bangle Baby
Designed in New Zealand and ethically made in Indonesia, Bangle Baby exude colour and texture. The team in Indonesia work with wooden and resin materials, of all shapes and sizes. The bangles are designed to be layered up or simplified, and generally bust the mould of boring, safe jewellery. Heck yes.
Choose your fave bangles here.
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9. Caja Jewellery
Made in Wanaka, this jewellery line is made with love and care; the same essence that flows to Mother Earth. “Slow fashion wins the race, buy less buy quality.” Caja jewellery is made to last forever. In fact, some pieces are made to look better with time!
Browse Caja Jewellery here.
“Our aim is to design, make and stock high quality and stylish products that will help to make sustainable living easy.” Makers Xi Peng and Ella Pairman, create their jewellery at the Coexist workshop in Auckland, and stock a range of their friends’ products too (handmade around New Zealand). They love working with reclaimed and recycled materials, turning found objects into exquisite gifts. Browsing through their website, you’ll find beaten brass, earrings made from recycled milk bottles, and copper necklaces that are out of this world stunning.
Shop Coexist’s stunning pieces here.
Have we missed an ethical jewellery label? Feel free to share your favourite one below and we’ll check them out!
Title image credit: Caja Jewellery.