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The Nadler Collection

Posted by learntobead on December 30, 2009

The Nadler Collection
of Tribal and Ethnic Silver Jewelry
From Around the World

If you find yourself in New York City, you might want to visit The Museum of Arts and Design. Daniel and Serga Nadler made a promised gift of their renowned jewelry collection to the Museum. This unparalleled collection encompasses approximately 800 modern and contemporary works in silver from around the world.

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Sustainable Jewelry

Posted by learntobead on December 30, 2009

Sustainable Jewelry

I saw a recent picture of a 100 x 100 foot tract of Amazon rain forest surrounded by 100’s of acres of soybean fields.     The soybean fields covered what was supposed to be protected rain forest by the Brazilian government.    Great job.     Here’s to our continued abilities to breathe at you.

In any case, I thought I’d see what popped up on a Google search for sustainable jewelry.    Quite a bit, actually.    At the least, this is a great marketing angle.   And if it can truly help the planet, terrific.     Here are some examples:

UTOPIAN CREATIONS

Utopian Creations began it’s life in 2005 as Australia’s first fine and fashion eco friendly jewellery company. My wife, Lindy, and I had recently returned from a few years working and travelling the world. I spent much of this time researching the jewellery industry and its impacts on the environment and what I found shocked me and left me disappointed in my industry. Lindy and I witnessed first hand the huge strain our earth was under from human intervention and believed it was time for change. There had to be a better, safer and cleaner way. My search began and the seed for Utopian Creations was sown.

Our contemporary collections are predominantly made from recycled Sterling Silver, but most can also be made in recycled gold on request. Inspiration for our contemporary work comes from the natural environment, plants, stones and animals. We strongly believe in conservation of our planet and a cleaner more sustainable jewellery industry. Contemporary jewellery to prove a contemporary idea, what better way to get the message across!

Our contemporary collections are predominantly made from recycled Sterling Silver, but most can also be made in recycled gold on request. Inspiration for our contemporary work comes from the natural environment, plants, stones and animals. We strongly believe in conservation of our planet and a cleaner more sustainable jewellery industry. Contemporary jewellery to prove a contemporary idea, what better way to get the message across!

Garavelli Aldo

Italian fine jewellery maker Garavelli Aldo has taken a step towards sustainable development which it hopes other manufacturers will follow. It has launched an eco-friendly, hand-crafted collection called Globo.
The jewellery is different because it uses18K gold bought from small-scale mines that are committed to avoiding the harsh environmental and social impact of industrial mining operations.

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The Cork Cuff

Cork Cuff explores natural cork as a wearable material. 100% recycled and recyclable, flexible, and water repellent, cork is the perfect unexplored resource for jewelry. Each is cut from a single block used for storage and display.

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