Fair Trade Jewelry: 11 Handmade Pieces You'll Love
Looking for unique, handmade jewelry that's also ethically sourced? Look no further than these 11 fair trade jewelry pieces from Toby Leon. From geometric earrings to delicate necklaces, each piece is made by skilled artisans in India, Mexico, and Thailand, using eco-friendly materials whenever possible.
Half Moon Fan Earrings
Stay on-trend with these lightweight tassel Half Moon Fan Earrings. Wrapped in waxed thread and made from cotton and brass, they measure L 3" x W 3”. Handmade in Thailand, they're a stylish and ethical addition to any jewelry collection.
Honeybee Adjustable Ring
This adorable Honeybee Adjustable Ring is inspired by the honeybee, whose world revolves around its colony. The adjustable size means it fits most fingers, and the brass and silver plate with black antique finish give it a vintage look. Plus, it's handmade by artisans in India who are paid fairly for their work.
Add a pop of color to your outfit with these bohemian-style tassel Jhumka Earrings. Combining traditional Indian designs with modern flair, they're available in four colors and measure approximately L 1.5" x W .75”. They're handmade with love in India using zinc alloy metal and cotton tassels.
Choti Bar Bracelet
This minimalist Choti Bar Bracelet is perfect for layering with other wristwear, but it also stands out on its own. Made from woven cotton thread and adorned with a stylish bar, it's adjustable to fit any wrist size. Like all of Toby Leon's jewelry, it was handcrafted by artisans in India.
Geometric Tiered Brass Drop Earrings
These Geometric Tiered Brass Drop Earrings add a touch of fun to any outfit, with four soft-edge triangles that catch the light beautifully. Each earring measures approximately 3.14 inches long and is made from brass. Plus, you can feel good knowing that they were ethically made by artisans in village communities in India.
Brass & Black Horn Bisected Teardrop Earrings
These teardrop-shaped Brass and Black Horn Bisected Teardrop Earrings are perfect for adding a touch of minimalist elegance to your look. Measuring approximately 2.6 inches in length by .6 inches wide, they're made from brass and black polished horn. Plus, they're handmade by artisans in India who are paid fairly for their work.
Honeybee Stud Earrings
If rings aren't your thing, these Honeybee Stud Earrings are a cute alternative. Made from brass and silver plate with a black antique finish, they add a touch of whimsy to any outfit. And like all of Toby Leon's jewelry, they're ethically sourced and handmade by skilled artisans.
Jali Floral Turquoise Pendant Necklace
This beautiful Jali Floral Turquoise Pendant Necklace combines modern styling with traditional Indian technique. The jali pattern (openwork motif) round pendant is accented with a man-made turquoise center and measures approximately 1.125 inches in diameter by .125 inches in height. The necklace itself is made from brass and measures approximately 28.5 inches in length.
Ring: Black Druzy Agate Stone
Looking for a chic statement ring that's also ethically sourced? Look no further than this Black Druzy Agate Stone Ring, which features 14-karat gold layered over copper. It fits most finger sizes and is hypoallergenic, lead-free, and cadmium-free with nickel content less than 100 ppm.
Pair of Birds in Tumbaga Gold Drop Earrings
These delicate Tumbaga Gold Drop Earrings are handcrafted in gold and copper tumbaga, an alloy used in pre-Columbian times from Mesoamerica to Peru and Chile. They measure approximately 2 inches by 1.5 inches and are made by skilled women artisans in Mexico. Plus, each pair is unique due to their handcrafted nature.
Indu Pendant Necklace
This statement Indu Pendant Necklace features four adjustable tassels and a delicate design that combines traditional Indian techniques with modern bohemian flair. Made from zinc alloy metal and cotton tassels, it measures L 18" + 2" pendant diameter and was handmade with love in India.
Other Fair Trade Jewelry You Might Like
In addition to the 11 pieces listed above, Toby Leon has a wide range of other fair trade jewelry to choose from. Whether you're looking for a silver necklace, beaded bracelets, or diamond earrings, there's something for everyone. And because each piece is handmade by skilled artisans using eco-friendly materials whenever possible, you can feel good about your purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Fair Trade Jewelry...
1. What exactly is fair trade jewelry?
Fair trade jewelry is jewelry that's produced ethically and sustainably, often by skilled artisans in developing countries. The goals of Fair Trade are many. Some important ones regarding truly free jewelry are: ensuring the people who make the jewelry are paid fairly for their work and that environmentally-friendly materials and practices are used whenever possible. We also believe there are valid arguments for looking beyond Fair Trade, which you may find intriguing.
2. Is fair trade jewelry more expensive than other types of jewelry?
In general, fair trade jewelry can be more expensive than mass-produced jewelry, but this is because the people who make it are paid fairly for their work. That being said, there are still plenty of affordable fair trade jewelry options out there.
3. Where can I find fair trade jewelry near me?
Right here, right now — our Fair Trade jewelry is ready to be shipped around the USA in two shakes of a tail feather — free of charge and carbon neutral, too. Here are some more Fair Trade and ethically made jewelry collections...