Today I'd like to share a bit about an ethical company that I truly respect. Brilliant Earth is a jewelry company that crafts beautiful rings and fine jewelry from "beyond conflict free" gems and recycled precious metals. You can read more about Brilliant Earth's ethical standards and guidelines on their website, but here are the main goals that the company strives toward:
Brilliant Earth provides the highest quality jewelry originating from pure sources and harvested using socially responsible practices.
- Fostering Change
- Brilliant Earth provides education about the social and environmental issues affecting the jewelry industry and identifies ways to help.
- Promoting Growth
- Brilliant Earth supports underdeveloped communities ravaged by the jewelry industry by donating a share of our profits.
Brilliant Earth asked me to share the exciting news that a brand new line will be debuting on their website today! The collection is titled "Belle Époque" (French for "beautiful era") and it draws it's inspiration from graceful, century old designs.
To celebrate the launch of these beautiful gems, I've put together a vintage-inspired look centered around the opera necklace, my favorite piece from the collection. I pulled together various fair trade and ethical fashion items to show how I would style it, drawing inspiration from fashion trends of the early 1900's.
Dress: People Tree // Hat: Pachacuti // Pumps: Neuaura // Sweater: Bibco // Necklace: Brilliant Earth
Check out Brilliant Earth's website to browse the Bella Epoque collection and all of the other ethical jewelry pieces that they have to offer (just in time for Christmas, too!).