Ethical Jewelry Holiday Gift Guide 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time of love, giving, and….consumption. I’ve put together a gift guide containing my favorite ethical jewelry gifts to help you consciously consume this season.

Kicheko Goods

Made locally by a D.C.-based artist, Kicheko Goods invests in education for children in the Democratic Republic of Congo with every jewelry purchase. One piece of Kicheko jewelry = one month of education at the Mango Tree School for a child in the DR Congo. Knowledge is power, and education is one of the most important things to invest in. I love what Kicheko is doing. You can read more about the impact and the Mango Tree School here!

Elastic Heart Necklace

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The black heart necklace features a 16k gold plate set on Italian neoprene, at a choker length. This piece will carry you from work to happy hours to the weekend. It would also make a great gift for those in your life who like simplicity and elegance. It also comes in brown leather and nude. You can snag it here for $45.

Plume Tassel Earrings

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I’ve have been seriously eyeing these tassel earrings. They’re definitely on my wish list! Perfect for those who want a statement earring. Made with cotton fibers, gold or silver plates, and sterling silver posts, these earrings are right on trend. Comes in multiple colors in the gold plate: Ivory linen, Black, Charcoal, Coral Red, Blue Slate, Matte Green, and Cocoa. AND brand new for Winter ’17, they come in silver too: Cocoa, Emerald, and Black.You can get the gold plated earrings here and the silver plated earrings here, both for $50.

Rose Gold Druzy

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These rose gold studs are great for daily wear. Perfect for those who don’t like big earrings, but still want a little shine. Set on stainless steel posts, the studs are made of druzy quartz. Plus, who doesn’t love a little rose gold in their life? The studs are available here for $36.


ABLE (formerly FashionABLE) is a Nashville-based ethical jewelry and clothing company. All of their jewelry is handcrafted in Nashville by women who have overcome hardships in their lives. Everyone deserves a second chance, and I love that ABLE is giving these women a chance to earn and provide for themselves. With your package, they’ll send you a note indicating who made your jewelry!

Lumiere Necklace

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Cuz I know that it’s delicate…(catch the TSwift reference)? Anyway..this necklace is a darling, delicate piece. It an be worn at a choker length or longer (there are 3 adjustable lengths). In the center is a 4mm CZ crystal stone on a 14k gold chain. You can get the Lumiere necklace ON SALE here for $40.

X Ring

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I have this ring and I’m obsessed with it. It’s ON SALE right now for $25! This is one of my go-to daily wear rings, and that’s an excellent price. It comes in gold, silver, or rose gold. I highly recommend it! You can get the x ring here.

Double V Ring

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Comes in one size fits all, and is available in gold, silver, or rose gold. This is another great, simple ring that can be worn daily. You can get the double v ring here ON SALE now for $16.50.

Basic Gold Cuff

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I find it tough to wear bracelets because some you can barely get around your wrist; others are way too big. Luckily this gold cuff from ABLE is adjustable. It’s made from hand flattened gold and is currently on sale for $36! You can get the gold cuff here.

Madewell x Winden

I love when Madewell collaborates with cool, unique designers and artists. Madewell might not be at the top of your mind when you think sustainable or ethical shopping. But they often pair up with sustainable and ethically minded producers to create specially unique products.

14k Gold Sunstone Necklace

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The Madewell x Winden collaboration is really exciting, because Winden is an NYC-based “responsible” jewelry brand. They craft eco-friendly fine jewelry, and this sunstone necklace is no exception. Made from recycled 14k gold, this unique necklace is certain to shine wherever you wear it. Plus it’s being sold exclusively at Madewell, so you can be sure you’re getting a truly unique piece. So go on, send a not so subtle hint to your significant other ;-). The necklace is available here for $275.

Let me know what you think of my first gift guide below in the comments!

All opinions are my own. Terra Vitae is a member of affiliate networks which means that I may make a commission on purchases from some links contained on this post.


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