One Nation, Under Gold
We’ve long been fans of Kris Nations’ delicate jewelry line (and no, not just because she has an entire collection dedicated to a love for owls). The variety of nature-inspired, art-deco inspired, mid-century inspired, and classic designs are all as stunningly beautiful as they are eco-friendly, using recycled metals in your choice of sterling silver overlay or 14k gold overlay, as well as making sure all gemstones are Fair Trade sourced.
Using recycled metals means cutting down on the extremely wasteful mining industry by using resources that already exist, and reducing the environmental degradation that occurs from the subsequent pollution (acid mine drainage, cyanide spills, and heavy metal pollution, to name a few). Kris Nations (now teamed up with sister Kim Nations) is adamant about doing her part to help ensure that that the jewelry she creates isn’t produced at the cost of Mother Earth’s beauty. So feel gorgeous and green while sporting a piece from the collection, which happens to be one of the most affordable lines we’ve come across yet! Check out the stylish Biltmore necklace ($89) or the Chevron Marquis earrings ($68) for pieces that add a little glamour to your daytime routine.