Exquisite Sustainable Jewellery from Bario Neal (+ a giveaway!)
If you are committed to the highest standards of ethics and sustainability, finding jewellery- especially wedding and engagement jewellery- that lives up to your ethics can be a challenge. I am sorry to say that my own engagement ring did not live up to these ethics. I wish that I had known about Bario Neal back then.
Bario Neal craft exquisite jewellery using recycled precious metals, Fair-mined gold, and ethically sourced and recycled diamonds and gemstones. They provide extensive transparent information about the sources of their materials, including certifications, on their website. The company collaborates with artisans in Jewelry Row in Philadelphia, one of the oldest jewellery manufacturing hubs in the US, to handcraft their pieces.
Their jewellery are investment pieces that you will wear for life, but the pricing is completely reasonable, reflecting the intricacy of the design and the types of materials used. Prices range from $70 for a cocktail ring to several thousand for a diamond engagement ring. Their designs are chic and timeless, meaning you will likely want to wear the piece throughout your lifetime. There a so many beautiful designs to choose from, I found it difficult to narrow down the ones to share here.
This is Aira Ring
and the Aparna Diamond Ring
They also make many more traditional looking engagement and wedding ring designs (these designs were just my favourites).
And if you aren’t in the market for your wedding rings, you might like some of thier cocktail jewellery. Such as the Sisal Silver Necklace
the Val Earrings
or the gorgeous necklace that we have for the giveaway (see details at the end of the post).
Jewellery for Social Change
Bario Neal promote and support marriage equality. They do this through openly stating their commitment upfront in their mission statement, so gay and lesbian couples know that they can shop with them with judgement or persecution. They also further the marriage equality movement through donations to organisations such as Freedom to Marry and Human Rights Campaign.
Shopping with Bario Neal will support a company that has integrated ethics and sustainability throughout their brand identity and practice.
Enter the Giveaway
The giveaway is open to readers worldwide who sign up to the 20 Day Sustainable Fashion Challenge. To enter the giveaway, simple sign up here and then reply to the Day 1 email, answering the following question:
- What is your biggest challenge when trying to create and keep a sustainable wardrobe?
If you have previously signed up to the challenge, you are also eligible to enter the draw. You will have received an email from me about how to enter, so do check your email (and junk folder just in case).
The giveaway is open for 2 weeks, closing midnight Monday 13th July 2015 (Australia) and winner will be announced via social media on Tuesday 15th July 2015.
Good luck in the draw and I look forward to hearing about your challenges in creating a sustainable wardrobe.
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