Valentine’s Day is right around the corner (can you believe that?!) so it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day gifts. I’m a typical girly-girl and love to get jewelry for Valentine’s day. Diamonds are a girls best friend, right?! But I’m also concerned about ethical produced jewelry. Luckily, there are a lot of ethical jewelry brands making gorgeous pieces in classic, minimalist styles. So I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ethical jewelry brands on my radar right now that would make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts. It’s time to start dropping some hints to your significant other ladies!
Vrai & Oro
Vrai & Oro is minimalist fine jewelry perfection. Not only are their pieces ethically produced, they are also transparently priced. I also love that the pieces are made in LA. Oh, and all their pieces are solid gold – not gold filled or gold plated – so they won’t fade or tarnish. I’ve actually seen Vrai & Oro pieces in person and they are GORGEOUS. Prices range from about $50 and up so there is something in all price ranges.
I love the minimalist and modern vibes of AUrate jewelry. They also care about ethical production and transparent pricing. AUrate pieces are handmade in New York using the highest quality materials. And for every piece you buy, AUrate donates to literacy programs to put a book in the hands of children in need! Prices range from $50 and up. Stay tuned because I’ll be styling a piece from their collection soon!
If you are looking for budget friendly fine jewelry, Mejuri is the way to go! A lot of pieces are under $100 and still ethically produced using high quality materials. I have a pair of rings from Mejuri that I love! I’m hoping to add more pieces to my collection soon. I’m loving this celestial inspired necklace (anyone want to give my husband a hint?).
Another budget friendly jewelry brand is SOKO. SOKO works with artisans from around the world that wouldn’t normally have the resources to get their jewelry produced. These artisans hand craft the pieces from locally-sourced and eco-friendly materials. I just got a few SOKO pieces for Christmas and I LOVE them. They make a statement while still giving off minimalist vibes.
Purpose Jewelry pieces are special because they are made by survivors of human trafficking. Through the creation of this jewelry, these women are able to learn skills for future employment and earn a fair wage. I’ve got a pair of their signature earrings and they are really pretty. Purpose Jewelry recently came out with their Premier Line which features minimalist pieces plated in 14k gold or Rhodium. Everything is under $80!