Seattle-based jewelry company Baleen was founded by a husband and wife team who sought to create an affordable, durable, and beautiful line. As the site details, their studio is zero waste and their team buys carbon offsets for all shipments. They only work with recycled metals and all pieces of scrap metal are sent back for recycling once again.
Washed Ashore is another jewelry company known for recycling materials. This is especially well suited to anyone who is a fan of healing crystals, pearls, diamonds and abalones, as the site has a range of healing crystal jewelry, including their “Nile Necklace” which is made of recycled lapis, as well as the “Ishtar earrings”, which feature recycled tiger eye. “I believe that objects are energy carriers,” says founder Larada Lamsam of the brand’s philosophy on Washed Ashore. “Throughout history, jewelry has been said to hold blessings and curses from their origin and manufacture, from the elements and from the people.” Therefore, Lamsam ensures that it uses only recycled materials. Through Positive Luxury, his team also works with ocean conservation, because the company is anchored in a mission of preserving marine resources.