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The Green Life: Green Fashion Monday: An Ethical Jewelry Line

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April 26, 2010

Green Fashion Monday: An Ethical Jewelry Line

Tiffany Kunz recycled metal jewelry On Fashion Monday, we highlight a hip, green fashion item. Got a stylish eco-friendly product to recommend? Tell us about it and look for it in an upcoming blog post.

When Tiffany Kunz was young, her grandmother taught her the art of jewelry design. She liked it so much – and was so good at it – that she got a degree in gemology. Three years ago, she launched her own brand.

A true craftsperson, Kunz creates the pieces in her earthy line by hand using reclaimed metals (mostly gold and silver) and small, rough gems (mostly diamonds, tourmaline, and garnet) that were produced humanely and traded fairly. She makes sure, too, that all the paper products she uses – for price tags, business cards, shipping boxes, and so on – are made of recycled materials. Kunz also volunteers for Raven + Lily, a nonprofit that helps female artisans around the world lift themselves out of poverty.

These hammered stacking bracelets from her Nascent Collection strike just the right balance between simplicity and sophistication. Since they’re handmade, no two are exactly alike, and their rough-hewn quality and graceful edges add depth to even the most basic of fashion ensembles. Starting at $45.

--Avital Binshtock

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