Temperatures are rising and outdoor parties are beckoning. These gorgeous nature-inspired pieces step up the glamour with no extra effort, so you can soak up every moment of summer knowing that you’ll look swanky. Enjoy our seven favorite sustainable jewelry channeling the ever-fly Mother Earth.
Araucaria Hair Sticks from Kirsten Muenster jewelry -$130
Perfect for when it’s so hot all you really want to do is pile your hair up, with a little sparkle.
Practicing the ancient art of lost-wax casting, the Cast Collection utilizes repeatability and integrity. Nature, signs of growth, rebirth and change are captured in bold oxidized patterns. Each piece is locally cast and hand finished in my San Francisco studio.
We’d pair this with the simplest of dresses or the airiest of blouses. Instant glam.
Each succulent is hand cast, retaining the natural shape, texture, and individuality of each plant, making every item truly one-of-a-kind. The arrangement of the succulents in the design mimics the succulent’s natural growth pattern where the mother (Hen) succulent sends out baby (Chick) offshoots to grow in clusters. Varieties of plants used in the designs include: Purple Beauty Sempervivum, Echeveria, String of Pearls and Echinacea pods.
This gorgeous piece reminds us of coral, though it was actually hand-cast from lace, to find similar pieces, see here the custom halo engagement rings by Edward Swaab.
Bario Neal is committed to environmental responsibility, ethical sourcing and marriage equality. Our jewelry is handcrafted in Philadelphia with reclaimed precious metals, Fairmined gold, and ethically sourced stones, using environmentally conscious practices.
Such a gorgeous dress up/ dress down piece- we’d wear this one all day, every day!
Blossoming Branch Necklace, nature inspired and made of recycled sterling silver. Cast from a graceful blossoming branch with buds newly set. Created using the ancient lost wax casting method and handmade in NYC of recycled sterling silver.
A simple summer statement that’s a bit more interesting than the usual (and wood is lightweight!).
I made these earrings from reclaimed wood – fallen tree branch, which I cut into slices and sanded. The “wooden gems” are covered with glossy clear resin. They have also a natural tree bark, what gives them organic feeling. The posts are decorated with sterling silver flowers.
Jewelry doesn’t have to be big to make a big statement. This adorable & portable terrarium is a guaranteed conversation-starter!
A harvest of natural plants and flowers creates this Terrarium Necklace with miniature glass bottle, carefully filled with a variety of preserved moss, dried flowers, pinecones, dried date nut bud and dried putka pod pieces. All natural elements are commercially preserved floral. 1-1/2″ pendant is attached to a lobster clasp, embellished with a filigree and crystal bead dangle and hangs on an 24″ silver plated chain. The corkscrew is reinforced with strong adhesive, for added durability. Because these are hand crafted with natural materials, each pendant will have slight natural differences, which makes each one truly unique.
Elytra Green Beetle Earrings– $26 USD
For an iridescent color pop with movement, these beautiful earrings are a definite statement piece. Especially when accompanied by the statement, “They’re real beetle wings!”
The beetle wings are ethically sourced from Northern Thailand, where Elytra beetles are common. They are collected from villages where the beetles are traditionally eaten as a source of protein, and the wings saved for decoration. The wings are surprisingly durable, with a similar strength to a fingernail. They have been gently cleansed with soap and diluted tea tree oil, which is a natural astringent.
Happy accessorizing! May your prep time be short and your party time long!