Each year, the demand for ethical and sustainable fashion grows, with consumers becoming more discerning about what they will and won’t wear.
Interestingly, however, while much of the focus is on eco-friendly production processes, reusability and environmental impact, this year’s fashion trends include throwback styles.
With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the latest ethical, responsible and sustainable styles in fine jewellery and exquisite timepieces and the items that can help elevate your day-to-day look.
Incidentally, the gold in all the below offerings is recycled in compliance with Responsible Jewellery Council (RSJ) standards, sourced ethically and certified environmentally friendly. This means that on top of being in trend, you can rest assured that you’re contributing to the betterment of the planet.
Pendant necklaces have returned in a big way. And the best part is that there appears to be no one popular trend, with chunky and minimalist pieces proving to be equally well-received.
That being said, nothing says sustainability quite like classic, vintage-looking items made from quality recycled gold.
This makes the Amity Star Pendant from Bernhard H. Mayer®’s The Classics Collection — a modern take on ancient craftsmanship with a gold circle symbolising harmony and an inward-pointing diamond triangle — the perfect accessory for your wardrobe.
Better still, it’s versatile and looks good paired with matching earrings or simply worn at the end of a simple chain or in-trend throwback cord necklace.
As it has been for thousands of years, the sky continues to be an inspiration for sustainably-inclined fashionistas, with sun, moon and star-influenced designs especially popular.
It’s all about stunning celestial radiance, essentially. So, whatever you pick, aim for timeless and luminous items.
For example, the Delos Star Earrings and Pendant set from Bernhard H. Mayer®’s Elemental Collection showcase exquisite diamonds that allow wearers to shine brightly and confidently.
But you could choose something more understated, such as the Sun & Earth Diamond Pendant, which radiates harmonious class because of a gorgeous diamond-studded white gold ring floating above and intertwined with a dazzling yellow sun ring.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but tanzanite is favoured by princesses and, importantly, is one of the trending gemstones of the year.
Tanzanite has many things going for it, uniquely alluring, strikingly blue and rarer than diamonds. Yet its true appeal is its ability to elevate almost any style and outfit.
This means that whether you’re opting to go with Bernhard H. Mayer’s Blue Drop Earrings from The Timeless Tanzanite Collection or something delicate like the Blue Breeze Pendant, every look touched by ethically and sustainably sourced tanzanite is transformed into something majestic, marvellous and timelessly enthralling.
The bangle’s officially back in fashion thanks to the likes of Bella Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. However, it’s not just women who’re rocking the look. Men, too, are dressing up their wardrobes with simple-yet-sophisticated ethical bracelets and bands.
Do you want to join the trend and make an unassuming and bold statement about class?
Look no further than the Bernhard H. Mayer® Classe Bangle from The Classics Collection.
A narrow stainless-steel cuff brought to life with a subtle 18K gold line, this fashion must-have can be worn on its own or paired with a classic timepiece. The choice is yours.
Speaking of timepieces, incidentally, just as in fashion this season, are understated handcrafted wristwatches.
Yes, there’s no harm in opting for a bold statement piece for your wrist. However, if vintage minimalism is your preferred style, go with the Lurve Watch from Bernhard H. Mayer®.
With subtle curves and delicate rose gold finishings, the Lurve Watch truly exudes quiet control, perfection and purity. And what makes it even more sustainably chic is its champagne vegan strap.
Whatever the picks for your wardrobe, however, bear in mind that the goal with s