With the wide variety of gorgeous recycled jewelry options now available, it is easier than ever to demonstrate your eco-friendly commitment while also showing your unique sense of style. When choosing a piece of jewelry for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, there are many choices to make: What precious metal should you choose? Would you like to incorporate diamonds or precious gemstones? What style of jewelry best fits the wearer’s own style? With all of the recycled jewelry choices available today, those looking for an eco-friendly option no longer need to compromise on any of these style preferences.
Consumers typically seek out eco-friendly jewelry options because they want to avoid the widespread environmental abuses that plague the jewelry industry. The negative environmental impact of gold mining is one of the most prominent example of these abuses. Gold mining, long a dirty process, has become very damaging to the environment due to problematic mining practices, including open pit mining, and the use of toxic chemicals like mercury and cyanide.
Recycled jewelry, or jewelry made from recycled precious metals, offers an alternative that does not perpetuate this cycle of environmental harm. At Brilliant Earth, all of our fine jewelry is crafted from one hundred percent recycled precious metals. We offer engagement and wedding rings, earrings, and pendants, in styles ranging from classic to modern to vintage to glamorous. Our most popular eco-friendly jewelry gift ideas include personalized silver pendants, classic diamond earrings, and one-of-a-kind antique rings.
Our one-of-a-kind antique rings are all authentic, original pieces from the past that have been repurposed and restored to their original beauty. Brilliant Earth also offers a recycling program through which we accept and recycle customer’s gold or platinum jewelry in exchange for a Brilliant Earth credit towards your next purchase.
Keep in mind that there is no quality difference between jewelry made from recycled precious metals and jewelry made from newly mined metals, so you should not be concerned with a “step down” in appearance or quality. By choosing from the many great ideas for recycled jewelry that are now available, you can be sure that your unique style is not compromised by your desire to be eco-friendly.