Bejeweled for Good: Jewelry that Gives Back

By Kelsey Ogletree, September 20, 2017

Not only do these companies craft beautiful handmade jewelry, they are also socially responsible. Use the pieces as speaker gifts, invite the companies to exhibit at your event or treat yourself while doing good for the world.

EAUXLD Jewelry

Created by a fashion stylist, BEAULXLD jewelry is a line of bold statement pieces. The company uses regular women— not models—for their campaigns, and 5 percent of all sales go to the charities of those women’s choosing—from Autism Speaks and Girls Inc. to American Cancer Society and Bert’s Big Adventure.

The Giving Keys

The concept of paying it forward is forefront in The Giving Keys’ mission. Not only is the jewelry engraved with empowering words such as “brave,” “believe” and “dream,” but the company also provides jobs (and education, care and support) to people transitioning out of homelessness.

31 Bits

Every piece of jewelry at 31 Bits is handmade by artisans in Bali and Uganda. But creating dignified work opportunities and giving the artists access to a global market is just the beginning of what the company does. It also provides health care, education and counseling.

Bravelets

Designed to help the wearer remember to be brave in hard times, Bravelets’ collection of bracelets and necklaces also allow the customer to donate 10 percent of each purchase to the charity of his or her choice. The company has donated nearly $3 million to various charities since 2012.

Half United

For every purchase from Half United’s collection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, seven meals are provided to children in need. To date, the company has provided more than 500,000 meals to hungry children.

Lokai

Each Lokai bracelet has a white bead containing water from Mount Everest (the highest point on earth) and a black bead containing mud from The Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth) in an effort to remind the wearer to seek balance in the highs and lows of life.

Purpose Jewelry

Each piece of Purpose jewelry is crafted by women who escaped sex trafficking in India or the United States. The brand also started the nonprofit International Sanctuary, which provides education, health care and counseling to the women to help them heal.

Songa Designs International

Innovative and stylish, Songa Designs International jewelry is handcrafted by women in Rwanda using natural materials. The woven designs are unique and intricate, making them real conversation pieces.

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