Jewelry is vital to a bride’s look—starting with the engagement ring to the additional adornments to wear on wedding day. Although jewelry is beautiful and symbolic, the harmful side of the industry often goes unnoticed. Inhumane working conditions, mining in conflict areas, illegal trading, and devastated habitats are just a few of the negative effects of irresponsible mining and production.
As consumers we should become more educated and aware of these realities and strive to shop brands that value ethical practices. Bridal jewelry holds high sentiment, and knowing where your pieces originated from and that they’re helping the environment and disenfranchised communities makes it even more special and gives you peace of mind.
In honor of Earth Day, we’ve gathered 22 of the chicest socially conscious and eco-friendly lines with collections of gorgeous earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets that will elevate your wedding ensemble. These talented independent designers create with a purpose in effort to shift the industry to become transparent, moral, and responsible.
Learn more about each designer below and shop our picks from dazzling diamonds to alternative stones like opal and sapphire—styles to suit every type of bride.