These Herkimer earrings embody a lot more than a girl’s best friend. Conscious jeweler, Melissa Joy Manning, has mastered a modern edge of elegance with a hint of raw.
Handmade by artisans in Melissa Joy Manning’s “green- certified” studio in Berkeley, California, these earrings are made with 100% recycled 14k gold. Using traditional metal smithing techniques over modern, toxic, environmentally destructive processes, all metal used is recycled. Moreover, any scraps of metal are sent back to the refinery to be recasted into new pieces.
The gems are sustainably source too. All gems are sourced from fair-traded organizations, and more than seventy percent of stones used in Manning’s collections are mined in the US.
Design first, with a thoughtful story, we love the raw simplicity of these Herkimer Earrings.