By Abiose Massaquoi
Finally. A jewelry line with a conscience. Not only does Real Jewels make their bracelets and necklaces with 100% recycled precious metals, they also use conflict-free diamonds and fair trade sustainable gems in their line. With the health of our environment becoming more and more of a concern, this company is moving in the right direction with their efforts to, “design for the person who wants to do the right thing and look fabulous doing it.” Just one month old, Real Jewels is already keeping things real by showing their wares during New York’s Fashion Week. I really love the line because it has an antique feel to it—like the jewelry in your grandmother’s jewelry box. Their pendants are very light and airy and seem to glow from within. Put one on and you’ll be doing the right thing for your neckline, and your world. From $50 – $500 (sterling silver and 18 karat vermeil); price by request for 14 and 18 Karat gold.