There is enough silver already mined to last for eternity, so using up recycled metals is very good, as it helps to close the loop, and prevents new mining, which often involves using dyamite to blow up the earth, which harms the planet, local people and native wildlife. If you have broken earrings or odd necklaces, you can usually donate them to your local animal shelter, and they can sell them as scrap, to raise much-needed funds.
These recycled silver drop earrings are inspired by the texture of mottled concrete. Lightweight and highly polished, they are sold in 3 sizes, and catch the light, as they move on the hook. The earrings are made in a family workshop in the historic city of Arezzo, in Tuscay (the heart of Italy’s jewellery region).
These recycled silver solid dot earrings have a circle-in-circle pattern and stud fitting. With frosted recessed and polished high points.
Mojo and the Maker’s Scandi Leaf Silver Studs are made by hand in Shropshire, using traditional jewellery’s bench skills and expertise. Inspired by mid-century modern and Scandi patterns. Or go for their textured heart design.
These pretty recycled ‘heart’ rose gold earrings are made from solid recycled rose gold, in a shape to frame the phase. A soft warm tone that suits most ages, each stud is individually hallmarked, with pretty solid rose gold earring backs. Beautifully wrapped in a branded gift box.
These recycled silver ‘flamingo’ stud earrings are made from recycled silver, cast in the traditional position with the flamingo standing on one leg, with the other leg tucked under the body. In silver or rose gold.
These recycled silver molten studs (in 3 sizes) are made using scraps of eco silver, complete with butterfly scroll backs. Handmade to order, they are made by a small all-female team in Norwich. Dispatched within 2 weeks, the studs arrive beautifully packaged in a gift box, with care card. A handwritten message can be included, if wished.
Recycled Sterling Silver Nugget Studs are made from melted down scraps of silver. Each one is unique, and presented in an eco branded gift box, tied with pretty ribbon.
Moon & Heart Recycled Silver Earrings feature the wording ‘you mean the world to me’ and ‘love you to the moon and back’. These are cut by hand, using hand-illustrated castings, each pair is unique and made with love.
Brushed Recycled Silver Star Earrings are made with pure materials, kind on sensitive ears. This pair of little beauties are made from 100% recycled silver, with a subtle brush finish in luxury sustainable packaging.
Recycled Silver Oak Leaf Earrings are small and dainty studs, ideal for everyday wear. The autumnal oak leaf studs are finely detailed, crafted from 925 sterling silver, with post and butterfly clasp fastening. Presented in a beautiful gift box, tied with ribbon.
Silver North Star Threader Earrings are faceted on both sides, to radiate sparkle and style, whenever you wear them. The beautifully polished recycled sterling silver earrings hang from a fine light and comfortable chain. Presented in a beautiful gift box, tied with ribbon.
Recycled Silver Turtle Studs are a quirky alternative to classic stud earrings. Beautiful details on the shell and beak, these friendly little studs are sure to be your new favourites.
Sterling Silver Bee Hook Earrings are crafted from silver, with dainty honey bee charms that hang delicately. A firm favourite for spring and summer. Or how about these charming elephant friend studs?
Earrings Made from Recycled Concrete!
These recycled concrete stud earrings are in various shapes and colours, made into four mixed-shape studs, with black pigmented concrete. The studs are made from concrete leftover from making it for the building industry. The round studs are around 9mm, and all pieces are water-sealed (please do not wear in the shower, and note that concrete is fragile in thin-sheet form). Sent in zero waste packaging. Coated with water-based pigments, and sold with silver-plated post backs (free from lead and nickel). Rubber stoppers.
Concrete is a simple blend of sand, gravel and crushed rock, but they are usually bound with chemicals, and not the best material to build homes with. Green builders are increasingly using alternatives like straw bale, hempcrete or cob (which when plastered with lime, makes for a cheap and simple house). However, as so much concrete is used for the building industry, companies that use up the leftover pre-mix, helps to reduce waste.