10 ethical jewelry brands we love

Satomi Kawakita

The line features timeless, geometric, architectural pieces made with recycled materials whenever possible, ethical standards and ethical suppliers.

Bario Neal

The brand is an industry leader in ethical sourcing and progressive manufacturing.

Jennifer Dawes Design

Dawes uses only recycled gold and responsibly mined stones whenever possible in her collections, and she’s a board member of Ethical Metalsmiths, known for her work for industry transparency.

Zoë Chicco

Her timeless classics are accessible and chic, and she is adamant about treating employees fairly. The brand is reducing the carbon footprint by using recycled and upcycled materials.

Polly Wales

There are no overseas factories used and no outsourcing involved in their production. The pieces are timeless and stunningly designed by the founder. 


In addition to showcasing other artists in their online and brick-and-mortar boutiques, the brand’s own line uses recycled gold and responsibly sourced stones and gives 1% of sales to nonprofits aligned with their values.


VRAI has elevated lab-grown diamonds to a new level with their Diamond Foundry Created diamonds. They have a zero-emission facility powered by the Columbia River.

Carrie Hoffman

In addition to using ethically sourced stones, woman-owned brand Carrie Hoffman exemplifies an important aspect of sustainability: philanthropy.