While there are so many great reasons to push for a more sustainable life, there are some specific reasons why extending this habit to your jewellery collection makes sense, too. Let’s look at the top six reasons why switching to sustainable jewellery can be good for you and the world around you.
It’s better for the producers
Sustainable jewellery is much more than just the source or material that the product is made from. Instead, it also includes paying a fair price to those who produce each piece. Even from the start of the process, sustainable jewellery prioritizes using materials that will have less of a negative impact on the planet. One example is getting more sustainable pearl engagement rings instead of opting for diamonds or other stones that are often mined in conflict zones. So, the people making and sourcing the materials for the jewellery really benefit from your decision to go sustainable.
It’s better for your wallet
Another key factor that defines sustainable jewellery is that it is durable and long-lasting. So, even though the pieces may be a bit more expensive at the outset, they will be lasting you a long time. Sustainable pieces are also usually quite versatile, which means that you can wear the same choker necklace to formal occasions, or that your classic pearls and sustainably sourced pink gemstones will match even with your more casual outfits. In the long run, this saves you the time and effort of buying new pieces.
It’s better for the planet
The most obvious reason why people are switching to sustainable jewellery is because of the reduced environmental impact of each piece. A truly sustainable piece of jewellery will consider the impact to the environment at every level, from sourcing to production and then to distribution. So wearing vintage looks and opting for sustainable solutions even with jewellery can have a decent impact.
It’s better for your style
Sustainable jewellery is a hot trend in 2021. People are becoming more and more invested in where and how their jewellery is sourced, produced, and distributed. And the more sustainable, the better. Whether you’re looking to update your professional wardrobe for work or invest in some high quality pieces for special occasions, you can’t go wrong with sustainably sourced, produced, and distributed jewellery. Plus, since sustainable pieces are generally more classic in style, they’re not likely to go out of fashion any time soon.
It’s better for the economy
Many sustainable jewellery pieces are custom made or made in local shops. And it’s no secret that when you shop from local artisans, you’re directly supporting the economy in your immediate area. Even if you’re ordering a piece from another country, though, you can be sure that most of the money that you’re spending on the item is going to the actual artist or producer of the piece. This supports artisans no matter what, and it has an overall positive impact on the artisan’s local economy.
It’s better for your conscious
Overall, given all of these benefits to you, the artisans making the jewellery, and the environment as a whole, it’s clear to see how opting for sustainable jewellery can make you feel good. You’ll be at peace with your decision to extend sustainable shopping to your jewellery as well.
Margaret Bell is a writer with The Pearl Source. When she’s not keeping up with the latest fashion developments in the world of e-commerce jewellery, she enjoys traveling, reading, and making music with friends. She believes in slower fashion and a more sustainable world moving forward!