Sustainable Jewellery Brands Emma Watson and Meghan Markle Love

Sometimes celebrity endorsements can be a turn-off. And I get it—just because a "famous person" likes something, doesn't mean you should too. Usually, I'd be right there along with you, as ultimately you should like what you like, regardless of what someone in the public eye is doing. However, I will concede that when it comes to sustainable fashion, I'm all for a bit of an A-list boost.

Two women who have been at the forefront of promoting ethical fashion are Meghan Markle and Emma Watson. While we know they love to wear sustainable fashion brands such as Veja, they're both also fans of wearing sustainable jewellery, such as from Bar Jewellery and Pippa Small. I'm not surprised then that global fashion search platform Lyst revealed just yesterday that there is an increase of 15% of consumers searching for "consciously-made" jewellery, with searches including words such as "recycled,” "sustainable” and "ethical”. 


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Demand for recycled gold "has jumped 29% year-on-year" and "searches for 'ethical jewellery' have increased 20% since the beginning of the year". True, this won't be down to just Markle and Watson, but it will definitely have helped. 

Another great thing about sustainable jewellery is that I find it's an "easier" way to invest in a more ethical approach to consuming. We often put our focus on clothing, shoes or bags but actually jewellery, especially those everyday pieces you never take off, have a better cost-per-wear factor.

However, much like the issues surrounding sustainable clothing, ethically-sourced jewellery can feel a bit alienating thanks to the price. But there's good news: it's not all completely crazy prices. While some pieces will go into the £1000s there are affordable sustainable jewellery brands too, including pieces worn by royalty. Keep scrolling to find out more. 

Bar Jewellery

Sarah & Sebastian

Melissa Joy Manning


Pippa Small



Omi Woods

Yala Jewellery 

Susan Caplan

Anita Berisha

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Elinor Block