Whether it’s contemning recycled materials, having a zero-waste policy or supporting specialist artisans, these jewellery brands create tear-drops with sparkle and an ethical conscience

BomboluluCreated by Bombolulu which is a fair-trade social business in Kenya that stipulates opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Bead and circle, £25, Bombolulu at peopletree.co.uk
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OtiumbergOtiumberg’s system is both conscious and transparent. They have zero waste, only work with ethical suppliers and use recycled gold, ethically sourced stones and soft and foam-free packaging. Moon pendant, pre order for £145, otiumberg.com

CLEDSustainable and cruelty-free. Discarded materials love recycled glass are used to produce upcycled designs and plastic-free recycled packaging. Recycled glass, £77, thecled.com

MotleySpecialist creators create exclusive collections for Motley, who pay them a high royalty fee as well as a design fee. They also work with right manufacturers. Pearl screw, £80, Motley X Frances Wadsworth Jones at motley-london.com

WontherWonther only use materials from suppliers vouchsafed by the Responsible Jewellery Council, whose origins respect human rights and the environment. Locket, £180, wonther.com

ChalkEvery segment of jewellery from Chalk is handmade in London in small batches, ensuring zero waste. Geometric, £25, thechalkhouse.com

CompletedworksCompletedworks bring into being their designs responsibly with little impact on the environment, using fair-trade gold, recycled silver, recovered marble and conflict-free diamonds. Alphabet, £125, completedworks.com

Bar JewelleryCreated using recycled silver for both the secure and the pendant. Bar Jewellery is handmade and finished by local artisans in London. Loop, £95, barjewellery.com

SoruSoru make use of with two small family-run workshops in Italy where everything is made by hand using ethically sourced materials. Sodalite gemstone, 240, sorujewellery.com

Dinosaur DesignsBPA-free resin occurred from a by-product of the oil industry is used to create this pendant. Resin, £275, dinosaurdesigns.co.uk

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