More and more people are going green to help save the environment. New homes are built more environmentally friendly and even cars and clothing. There are many examples of ecofriendly jewelry, such as vintage jewelry preservation and handmade jewelry that can be ecofriendly. You can still add color and style to your outfit by wearing eco-friendly jewelry.
Most semi-precious and precious gemstones and metals are found through mining, a process that ruins a lot of the earth. Hard-rock mining means you have to use chemicals to leach metals such as silver or gold from earth and leaves the chemicals still in the earth. People are looking for better ways to get these gems and metals. Some miners are starting to find ways to do this, and working to help preserve the environment. Soon it will be easier than ever to find this style of jewelry that are mined more safely.
Recycle your jewelry. You can add a new chain to your pendant, or even clean up vintage jewelry to use it like new. You can even incorporate new jewelry pieces that are more eco-friendly such as glass and recycled plastic to help save the environment. There are literally hundreds of ways to help the earth and still look just as beautiful with jewelry. You can even purchase second hand jewelry that has plenty of luster and life in it.
Purchase from smaller jewelry producers to support eco-friendly jewelry. There are many people you can find around the world who make unique jewelry pieces who are very earth conscious. They may handcraft several vintage jewelry pieces together and keep recycling their gems, or they may use all earth friendly products. You can take several different pendants and take out the good gems to create a whole new piece.
Consider purchasing some second hand or vintage pieces. Since there is not a lot of them around, you may be able to score some one of kind pieces, as well as they are basically recycled, or handed down. You can find these pieces in antique stores, or even estate sales. Some of the styles of vintage jewelry you may be able to find would be brooches, necklaces and even bracelets.
Choose to wear pearls. They are mined through aquaculture, which is not nearly as harmful as traditional mining processes. The producers of pearls are a lot more conscious of what they are doing in the water, and they strive to not pollute our oceans. Pearls are quite beautiful, and the best thing about a pearl necklace or bracelet is that they coordinate with so many outfits.
Choose hemp or cotton cords, instead of metal chains. They are more casual looking, but they are made with sustainable products. You can also make your own jewelry from wooden beads, or even glass beads. There are thousands of different styles of glass and wood beads that you can find at your local craft store, and you can make a beautiful piece for a fraction of the cost.
There is even the option of lab-created gemstones. They are not mined, so there is no harm to the environment with these gems. They can look as brilliant as traditional gems, and another benefit to these gemstones is that they cost a lot less. A type of a lab created gemstone would be the cubic zirconia.
There are a lot of ways that you can still wear beautiful jewelry, for a lot cheaper price and still be eco-friendly. You just need to be conscious of what you are purchasing, and the materials that go into your jewelry piece to be created.
Jewelry Advice by Jewelrista.
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