When it comes to jewellery, there’s no better feeling than finding that special piece you just know is going to live in your collection forever. Even better, when said piece has a unique meaning behind it. Thankfully, there are plenty of brands that offer up that perfect combo of stunning and sentimental, with designs that not only make a statement aesthetically, but ethically too. Here, take a look at the jewellery collections, pieces and brands that give back.
Continuing their longstanding partnership with the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF), Georg Jensen’s Heart Pendant, once again, is raising critical funds to support cancer research. Taking inspiration from the brand’s signature and sophisticated design ethos, the bespoke piece is inspired by the fluidity of nature and marks a special reminder of hope.
With each purchase, Georg Jensen will donate $50 from the sale of its silver Heart Pendant and $200 from the sale of its 18kt yellow gold pendant directly to the OCRF, which will be put towards funding researchers to make life-saving discovering including an early detection test and the development of a cure for ovarian cancer. Any longtime fan of Sarah & Sebastian will already know that the ocean serves as a huge inspiration to founders Sarah Munro and Robert Sebastian Grynkofk, which is translated through the brand’s various means of giving back to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.The brand’s iconic Save Our Shark earring, a double-sided design made of 10-karat gold with a single white diamond in its mouth, sees fifty percent of sales from the piece donated to the Australian Marine Conservation Society, with funds helping the organisation continue their crucial conservation work.
Natalie Marie Jewellery is no stranger to collaborative collections that give back, and the brand’s Nhurali Pendant continues that tradition. Designed in collaboration with Barkindji woman Lily Bennett, the piece was inspired by the 2022 National Reconciliation theme - Be brave, make change. The name Nhurali was chosen by Lily and means ancestors in Barkindji language, and the pendant features a traditional hand-engraving which acts as an abstract interpretation of the theme. With each purchase of the Nhurali Pendant, 25 percent of sale proceeds are donated to Lily’s charity of choice, Gunawirra; a community-led not-for-profit that works closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families, children, and communities to reach their full potential.