New (Fair Trade) Jewelry for a New Year!
New Jewelry for a New Year
How to Sparkle & Shine in 2021
The end of the holiday season ushers in a sense of calm with lingering twinkle lights and maybe even snow crystals where you live. Less hustle and more calm. We are setting our intentions for a wonderful new year filled with peace, simplicity, beauty, and generosity.
What does this look like? It looks like giving thanks for what we have, supporting families around the world, and of course wearing beautiful accessories that make us feel confident inside and out.
Making a purchase that positively impacts real people brings a wonderful feeling of joy, and wearing the latest sparkly styles has made women glow for centuries. We love to feel beautiful, and when choosing jewelry, the only rule is just that: it has to make you feel all sparkly and shiny!
Let’s Start at the Top: Earrings
Some of us love the studs while others are all about the statement earrings. I personally feel completely naked when I leave the house without a pair of statement earrings!
With over a dozen pairs to choose from in the line, there is a perfect everyday style for every single woman. I’m looking at you, sister! The perfect pair to put on repeat every day as you get into that 2020 feeling!
The hoop-shaped earring is still on trend, and when you add the delicate details of the fair trade artists we work with, you will find yourself often saying “thank you!” to all of the ladies who will stop you at the park, at Whole Foods, at the salon to compliment your earrings.
Our favorite hoops are all from India! In no particular order, they are the Half Moon Earrings, Full Moon Earrings, Chateau Earrings, Tea Leaf Earrings, Aurora Earrings, and
These incredible beaded teardrop-shape earrings come from Marquet, a fair trade organization dedicated to importing beautiful pieces from Thailand and Vietnam. They are the Lauren Midnight Bead Earrings, the perfect black and gold statement. They are perfect for date night or super fun to throw on with a black t-shirt for a play date!
Some simpler everyday styles include the Mbili Earrings, Vitana Earrings, Charlie Earrings, 18k Gold-Plated Fringe Earrings, Delicate Quartz Drop Earrings, Rahisi Sterling Earrings, and last (but most definitely not least -- unless you’re talking about the price!! *wink*) the beautiful Capiz Shell Layered Leaf Earrings.
Earrings make a statement without banging on your desk or keyboard and you never have to worry about them clashing with your neckline. They are a perfect statement piece, no matter what kind of statement you want to make.
Arm Party Gals, Listen!
There’s nothing like a bracelet (or 10, if we are being honest) to jazz up an outfit. We have several beautiful neutral styles to choose from. They will all transition beautifully from winter to spring.
Paper-bead bracelets are lightweight and so much fun to share with your friends! When you wear the Paper Bead Gala Coil Bracelet in the prettiest sky blue, you can share that the beads are actually paper! And supporting talented artisans like Virginia in Kenya.
Virginia joined Acacia Creations in Kenya in 2009. She is a 26-year-old single mother and star of the jewelry-making team. Before joining Acacia, she taught herself to make jewelry and displayed her pieces each week at Nairobi’s tourist markets. She now has a steady income and has trained many other jewelry makers.
The Beach Ball Bracelet from Guatemala is a darling hand-beaded silver and white bracelet, and the Lauren Midnight Wrap Bracelet is the Lauren earrings’ BFF! And the Orbit Cuff is a fun accent piece for the lady who loves silver!
Necklaces for a New Year
If your intention for the new year is to find the perfect necklaces to wear with your existing outfits (No Spend January peeps, I’m looking at you!) then look no further. For necklines that are high, pendant necklaces are perfect! They can also make you look taller! The Fringed Y Necklace from Asia and the Mbili Double Pendant Necklace from Kenya are excellent choices. Dress them up with a dress for work or dress them down with a t-shirt and jeans.
These dainty necklaces will add a perfect sparkle to your everyday look: the Unity Necklace, Warrior Pendant Necklace, Noble Crystal Necklace, and Deco Arc Necklace.
When I think of the new year beginning, it honestly just makes sense to add a couple of new pieces of jewelry to my wardrobe. Something shiny and new feels fitting for this shiny new beginning -- of a year, of a decade!
What makes you love your jewelry? We would love for you to tell us and also show us your favorites on Instagram using #fairtribe! If you aren’t following us yet, please check out our Insta @fairtribe! We would love to connect and get to know you more!
Cheers to a brand new (sparkly) year!