Winter Wedding Jewellery
For the perfect finishing touch to your winter wedding look, these sustainable jewellers are the modern option that every bride needs.
You’ve thought about all of the details of your big day. The venue, the guests, the dress, the playlist and even the bouquet. Now that you allow yourself to take a well-deserved break and think about finishing up the details, why not consider the jewellery you’ll wear on your wedding day? There’s more to think about than wedding bands and engagement rings. Perfectly selected jewels can truly elevate the most minimal of bridal looks or complete an elaborate outfit. There are plenty of choices for the modern bride having a winter wedding: statement pieces, essential earrings, evergreen pearls. Here are a few names of our favourite jewellery brands, crafting stunning pieces for the contemporary bride.
You know a brand will become a new classic when Kate Moss casually wears it. Kinraden is the new it-girl favourite brand, founded by Sarah Müllertz, a Copenhagen resident who creates pieces with the mind of an architect, ‘only in smaller scale’. Rather than causing harm to nature in sourcing material, Kinraden aims to help nature heal. They insist on using recycled, sustainable and readily restorable raw materials, which they purify to a high standard through the most eco-gentle processes they can find. Unusually, all diamonds are replaced with Mpingo Blackwood, the world’s densest (and most expensive) of woods, which they cut like a traditional diamond. In Kinraden you will find truly unique bridal jewellery.
Jessie Thomas is a family business that sheds light on sustainable fine jewellery. Jessie is a London based Goldsmith and Designer who learnt her craft from her father, the celebrated Master Goldsmith, David Thomas. Jessie and David work together today in their workshop and retail space in London’s Chelsea, each designing and hand-making ready to wear and bespoke pieces. All pieces are handmade in our London workshop in Limited Editions; they use Fairtrade registered Recycled Gold, responsibly sourced stones and the highest quality conflict-free diamonds from Botswana. The earrings and rings are elegant whilst being a little bit offbeat, perfect for the modern bride.
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Another option for a modern bride is Mags Walker. Toolally is a British accessories brand founded by Mags Walker in 2016. Mags started experimenting with colourful acrylics to create sculptural jewellery, which evolved into a fine jewellery collection perfect for bridal occasions. From their materials and packaging to the suppliers they work with, they make considered and sustainable choices. Each piece in the Mags Walker Fine Collection is crafted in the UK from 925 sterling silver, recycled silver and gold vermeil, and hand-finished in the Birmingham jewellery quarter by specialist artisans. In addition, each piece is certified in accordance with the Hallmark Act 1973.
RRH works consciously to source from and engage with artisans worldwide to provide fair opportunities across the industry – as well as a transparent supply chain – while being mindful of sustainable processes. The majority of their diamonds are sourced from Ocean Diamonds and are hand-picked by professional divers. This means their retrieval has a minimal impact on the environment, and they hold a certified provenance from the ocean, with a location map. This type of mining provides jobs to local divers and strengthens the local Namibian community. Their gold is certified Fairtrade Gold, which includes strict requirements on working conditions, health and safety, the handling of chemicals, women’s rights, child labour and protection of the environment – including water sources and forests.
If, like us, you are a sucker for elegant afro minimalist jewellery, you will love Dear Katiopae. Inspired by heritage and know-how dating back hundreds of years encompassing multiple African cultures such as those of the Ashanti, Akan, Ewe, Bamiléké, the pieces are a modern nod to ancient treasures. Almost all of their jewellery is handmade either entirely or partially by artisans in Ghana, Ivory Coast and Kenya and by the founder Aïcha in her apartment in London. They collaborate in a Fairtrade with blacksmiths and other pearl manufacturers, and the glass beads they use are made from recycled glass, together with recycled brass. If you have a smaller budget for your wedding look but still want to make a statement, Dear Katiopae is a great place to start.
Pearls are a beautifully evergreen choice for wedding jewellery. And a classic statement to be enjoyed after the big day. Olivia & Pearl was born to “reinvent the pearl into a modern day icon”. Olivia designs pearls for the modern woman, combining natural beauty with a contemporary style. This stunning jewellery is sustainably made. They scour the globe to source pearls and materials from ethical family-run establishments supporting local communities. All pieces are made from 100% recycled gold and silver, sustainably handmade, casted, polished and perfected by their craftsmen and manufacturing partners. All their pearls are top certified AAAA+ grade, ethically sourced and hand-selected by Olivia personally.
Disclaimer: Prices correct at time of publishing.
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