Bario Neal is one of the few sustainable jewelry brands that have a sophisticated and elegant aesthetic. I am so completely in love with the brand and their entire collection of jewelry, it was really difficult to decide which piece I wanted. I went with the Melo Necklace because of the variability in chain length. It's just such a gorgeous statement piece and it can be worn with high or low neck cut tops. Variability is an important deciding factor for me because the less I buy, the more sustainable and simplistic my lifestyle can be.
If you've been following my blog, then you know there are a few different factors in the craftsmanship or design that would cause any one product to be considered sustainable. However, for me, I truly appreciate designers that use upcycled or (recycled) materials. This also shows the most innovation and skill. One man's trash is another man's treasure, I like to say. Bario Neal is committed to environmental responsibility, ethical sourcing and marriage equality. Every piece is handcrafted in Philadelphia and made of reclaimed precious stones and metals, Fairmined gold, and ethically sourced stones. On their sustainability page, they cover a lot of their design and production processes, and actually give a description about each stone and metal used. Talk about complete and total transparency.
Conflict diamonds and minerals are included in my list of the most inhumane industries, and most corrupt. If you don't know about this unethical industry, then you should watch Blood Diamond with Leo, or just read up on it. This also includes, but is not limited to, the minerals in our cell phones. This is why I fell in love with Bario Neal. Not only do they feature upcycled and conflict free stones, but they also feature an impeccable I.O. Collection, which contains a series of limited edition pieces. Because limited edition is rare, this means less materials used, and less damage done to the environment. This also means that only a few people will be given the opportunity to purchase any one of these rare items. It's really a win win.
If you haven't already, you MUST check out Bario Neal. I am so happy with the positive moral and social values this company promotes. It makes me happy to know there are jewelry companies who are willing to challenge the destructive patterns that many companies partake in for profitable gain, and then subsequently produce a quality product that is made positively and beautifully. I love Bario Neal and I know you will too.
This post is sponsored by: Bario Neal