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Are Lab Grown Diamonds Ethical? We Investigate

Synthetic diamonds are growing in popularity. But are lab grown diamonds ethical? We investigate! By Chere Di Boscio Notoriously opaque and sometimes secretive, the diamond industry’s reputation is justifiably far from brilliant. From the very birth of the industry,…

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Paula Mendoza: Ode To Pachamama

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Pachamama is a beautiful concept you’ll find throughout many parts of South America. Some believe she’s a deity, and in a way, that’s true. But Pachamama is so much more – she (and of course,…

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Out of this World: The Cosmic Luxury of Meteorite Jewellery

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Meteorites have always had a strong symbolic connotation to the origins of the universe. In fact, every known civilization in history has been fascinated by this extraterrestrial metal, with the earliest known reference describing a…

Fashion Jewellery

Raw Rocks: Make Wilde’s Earthy Beauty

By Arwa Lodhi What comes raw from the Earth is sometimes the most beautiful, as Make Wilde’s designers Chloe Byrne and Andrew Sapienza know. Their summer collection is not only inspired by nature’s radiant sunrays and budding blooms, but…

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Meet the Magpies: 3 Jewellery Brands that Upcycle

By Samantha Wright In today’s culture of disposable fast fashion, it’s more inspiring than ever to see thoughtful and sustainable ways to create jewellery. Whether it’s crafting eco-friendly jewellery out of sustainably sourced raw materials or transforming old items…

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Why ALL Mined Diamonds are Dirty Diamonds

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi “Talk to me Harry Winston, tell me all about it!” sang Marilyn Monroe in “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.” While newly engaged women flaunt their square and pear-cut rocks as some kind of proof…

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Jewels for Water by Dominic Jones

By Coral Brown The career of critically acclaimed jewellery designer Dominic Jones is itself embellished with achievements. He’s won the NEWGEN award five times, won Jewellery Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards in 2011, and even…

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The Chopard Green Carpet Collection Rocks Cannes 2016

By Diane Small Like many great projects in sustainable luxury, Chopard went green thanks to the encouragement of  Eco-Age and its founder Livia Firth. Chopard joined Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge by creating a brilliant line of jewellery with the…

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Eco Friendly Watches: What Makes One Sustainable?

By Diane Small We’ve written quite a bit about sustainability and jewellery on this site in the past, outlining the importance of shunning diamonds wherever possible (they’re notoriously hard NOT to trace back to war and death), explaining the…

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Cleaner Than Diamonds: Sustainable Crystals

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Despite the initiation of the Kimberley process, purchasing  diamonds ethically is still extremely difficult to do,  not only for the environmental issues connected to the mining process, but also because it seems that Kimberley’s transparency…

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Brand New Recycled Jewelry Brands You’ll Love

Love to treat yourself to ethical jewelry? You’ll adore these recycled jewelry brands! By Marianna Tugareva Here’s a fact that’s not so brilliant: one tiny gold ring is responsible for some 20-60 tonnes of toxic waste, contaminating water resources…

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Abraxas Rex: Rock God Jewellery Made From Meteorites

By Arwa Lodhi GNOTHI SEAUTON – KNOW THYSELF. That’s the motto of Abraxas Rex, the unique, almost mystical, jewellery company created by Paris Kain. Created under the same name as his breezy, Boho, hand-painted kimonos, Abraxas Rex jewellery couldn’t…

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A Brief History of Timepieces: Vintage Watches

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The watch remains an enduring item of jewellery, especially as modern life challenges us to sticking to appointments and keeps us on continuously busy schedules. But oddly, watches were initially intended for those who had…

Jewellery

6 Eco Friendly Jewellery Brands in Bloom

By Diane Small It’s a bold claim, but we think flowers may well have been the world’s first ever ‘jewellery’. Think about it: a blossom tucked in behind an ear, a crown of daisies, or even a bracelet made…

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The Chopard Green Carpet Collection

By Diane Small What’s the relationship between  The King’s Speech  and fine jewellery going a bit greener? Well, when actor  Colin Firth visited Los Angeles to accept his Oscar for his role in the film, his wife–Eco Age Creative…