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By Jasmine Hassall
Combining feminine energy with the beauty of nature, Bohemian style will always be truly chic. Several characteristics drawn from different ethnic cultures strongly inspire this look, as does layering loose, flowing textiles, accessories, and jewellery.
Style icons for the look include Talitha Getty, Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, and more recently, Sienna Miller and Kate Moss – you can often see them wearing floppy, wide brimmed hats, wide, hip-hugging belts and of course, tons of bracelets, necklaces and rings.
Whether you’re after bold pendants, jangly bangles or statement rings, here is some of the best ethically made jewellery for Boho babes.
This contemporary jewellery designer focuses her pieces around the ancient technique of metalsmithing to create interesting, luxurious treasures using natural elements and recycled materials whenever possible.
Best known for her roughly hewn, highly stackable rings, her sterling silver ‘fishbone’ bracelet is another one of the best selling pieces in her collection. A bit of an investment at $650, it is a beautiful piece of art that would look stunning paired with other accessories in silver and turquoise shades.
2. Joanna Cave
What could be more Bohemian than growing up on a remote Agean Island? That’s exactly the background that shaped young designer Joanna Cave. Her elegant creations have attracted the attention of the industry and press worldwide due to the beauty of her designs.
The daughter of a family of jewellers, she learned much from her parents before bringing their ethical jewellery practices to a shop in London. Cave uses recycled silver and gold as well as ethically sourced pearls to create her collections, which ooze an air of splendour whilst abiding by a style of refined simplicity.
She wears sea shells! Boho beach babes will love Tohum’s ‘Concha’ jewellery collection, crafted from found sea shells. It’s so simply splendid, it’s no wonder it has been spotted adorining some top influencers, including Leandra Medine Cohen and Pernille Teisbaek. Crafted from fair mined gold plate and cowrie shells, this range is not only a nod to the magnificence of the ocean, but is also a reminder of sun-soaked summers.
4. Pippa Small
A penchant for crystals and other responsibly sourced, semi-precious stones defines Canadian-born Pippa Small’s designs. Each of her highly covetable piece is designed in London and then ethically crafted in Rajasthan, India, by a team of highly skilled goldsmiths and stonecutters.
5. Lily Flo
Diamonds are hardly ‘Boho’ and they’re not usually ethical, either – unless they’re green, blue, grey or black diamonds from Lily Flo! Even in their raw state, coloured diamonds are delicately sparkly, especially when worn layered. Each bracelet is made with over 7 carats of conflict-free, sustainably sourced, raw coloured diamonds set on a solid 9 carat gold chain.