Thankfully, the term "ethical jewellery" is becoming more widespread and spoken about with consumers beginning to take more of an interest in how their jewellery is sourced. With this in mind, you may be curious to understand what exactly is ethical jewellery and how you can recognise if a piece is ethical or not.
Let’s delve in…
In a nutshell, "ethical jewellery" refers to pieces that have been made with regard for the environment and the people who produced them. Ethical jewellery refers to pieces made with sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials produced in a way that doesn't exploit workers.
That means that the materials used were ethically sourced.
So, if you're looking to buy jewellery that's not only beautiful but also responsible, discover our ethical jewellery collection here at Protsaah.
First, it's vital to know that not all jewellery is created equal. There are a number of factors to consider when looking for ethically made pieces, from the materials used to the labor practices of the people who make them.
Here are some things to look for when shopping for ethical jewellery:
- Does the company use sustainable materials, like recycled gold and silver?
- Are the gemstones and diamonds conflict-free?
- Do they use fair trade practices?
How to Spot Ethical Jewellery
So you’re interested in ethical jewellery, but you’re not sure where to start? Here are a few tips to help you spot pieces that are made with sustainability and social responsibility in mind.
First, look for jewellery that is made from recycled or reclaimed materials. This could be anything from reclaimed gold and silver to ethically sourced gemstones and wood.
Second, check the origin of the metals and gemstones. Are they conflict-free? Ethically mined? Or environmentally friendly?
Third, pay attention to the craftsmanship. Does the jewellery look and feel poorly made? Or is it well-made and delicate?
Fourth, consider the company itself. Does it have a good reputation? Is it transparent about its manufacturing practices?
If you can find a piece of ethical jewellery that meets all of these criteria, you can be sure that you’re making a sustainable and socially responsible choice.
What Are the Benefits of Ethical Jewellery?
As ethical jewellery is made with the environment and the people who produce it in mind, it is created in a way that doesn’t exploit workers, uses sustainable materials, and supports fair trade practices. You can feel good knowing that you’re not contributing to the exploitation of workers which of course is a huge benefit of wearing and supporting ethical jewellery. You can also be confident that the materials used in your special pieces are sustainably sourced and won't damage the environment. And finally, by supporting fair trade practices, you're helping to ensure that producers are paid a fair wage for their work.
When you dig deeper into the realities behind the jewellery industry, you can often be faced with some rather shocking realities, whether it involves the destruction of our eco-system or exploiting and abusing human rights. Here at Protsaah, our main goal is to do better and make a difference by producing beautiful artisan made pieces that were handcrafted with respect for the planet and the people making and wearing them.
We hope this content has helped you in getting more insight more about ethical jewellery and what to look for when buying it. To check out Protsaah’s entire collection of jewellery, home décor and accessories, head over to our homepage. www.protsaah.com