Does the word jewellery make your heart swell but your wallet tremble? We have good news for you. Jewellery doesn’t have to be expensive. It also doesn’t have to contribute to the climate crisis. At Vestiaire Collective, we want to help you discover today’s most exciting jewellery designers for every budget and style. We have a massive trove of second-hand treasures, from the most upscale luxury pieces to trending favourites, so that you can obtain high-end brands without first-hand prices. Best of all, choosing pre-loved gems is a sustainable way to shop for best-selling jewellery that doesn’t damage your bank account or the environment. Get started on a sustainable jewellery collection you can feel good about with these five top labels, which are now available on the Vestiaire app.
Roxanne Assoulin is the last person who wants to talk about herself, but it seems to be the first name on everyone’s lips when talking about of-the-moment jewellery. Though Assoulin has been making jewellery for brands like Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta for over forty years, it’s her own label that has made her an Instagram favourite. Her followers were so enraptured by her first collection that it sold out in one day. If you want hard facts about what all the It Girls are wearing, how do you feel about the 300% growth that Roxanne Assoulin enjoyed in one year between 2017 and 2018?
Her pieces are so coveted because they are both playful and original. They’re reminiscent of the crafts you loved making as a kid, only Assoulin transforms them into highly fashionable, grown-up versions. Sculptural, chunky, and bright, these designs are suited for the maximalist who wants a distinctive look.
They are joyful creations that are fun to stack, mix and match, and layer. Assoulin’s rainbow enamel tile bracelets and chokers are a great way to add a pop of colour to your outfit and a splash of joy into your day. This jewellery line suits women, men and, non-binary people— anyone who isn’t shy to show a little personality through their accessories.
With such in-demand pieces, Roxanne Assoulin is a label that is in constant rotation on the Vestiaire app. In the fight against climate change, the way we shop for jewellery matters. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a pre-loved piece, Vestiaire Collective is the place, and now is the time.
Alison Lou’s jewellery will help bring out your inner child. This New York City-based fine jewellery brand wants you to take life a little less seriously and offers a selection of clever designs to help. Her first line, Emoticore, was based on the ever-popular emojis transformed into contemporary luxury jewellery.
They were an instant hit and put Alison Lou on the map as a creative and youthful spirit. The emotive charms are still in production with their simple yet cheeky designs, but they make even better pre-loved finds since second-hand doesn’t cause any damage to the environment. Express your emotion and your commitment to the environment with an Alison Lou Emoticore! Alison Lou designs work with many different materials including precious metals and gemstones, but her line made with lucite, an acrylic resin, is perhaps her most beloved.
Called Loucite, this fan favourite collection has sold out countless times, including the first launch, which was gone in mere hours. The collection features jelly hoop earrings in a myriad of variations that celebrities from Emily Ratajkowski to Celine Dion have been loving. It’s a simple design that will tickle the child in you no matter what age you are. The lightweight lucite material makes them easy to wear all day and night. There have been four different collections of Loucite in various widths, shades, and colour options, making these a collector’s favourite. To find an out-of-stock jelly piece in your favourite colour, head to Vestiaire Collective to enjoy a sustainable shopping haul of Alison Lou design jewellery.
Tohum is a trending jewellery brand that we believe has real staying power. Founder Verda Alaton has a background in anthropology, and by taking inspiration from the past into the present, she creates pieces with a timeless quality. Her designs have a strong spiritual meaning, based on a deep respect for traditional arts and crafts and her travels exploring different cultures. The combination of Alaton’s interests makes for distinctively unique pieces that have garnered her praise and awards, such as the Red Dot Design Concept Award and Elle’s Jewellery Designer of the Year in 2015.
Tohum is inspired by a dual fascination between art and nature. The pieces feature natural stones and ancient symbols. Each collection is rooted in respect for the earth, with designs intended to showcase the beauty and strength of nature’s most beautiful materials. The designs are bold yet free to allow the individual to feel comfortable wearing them. Simplicity, power, and a sense of harmony characterise these earthy pieces. Tohum offers a one-of-a-kind line with just one copy of each design, handcrafted in Istanbul for a truly special piece of jewellery. Keep checking on Vestiaire for these items and if you find one you like, scoop it up fast before it’s gone!
Tohum is a progressive brand that has a clear commitment to sustainability. Working together with the Haller Foundation, they are dedicated to helping small farmers in rural Africa create healthy ecosystems and sustainable communities. When you shop Tohum pre-loved on the Vestiaire app, you get a piece that is made with eco-friendly values, and you acquire it more sustainably than buying new. That’s double points for the Fashion Activist!
The UK-brand Missoma is enjoying a rapidly expanding global success thanks to both its accessibility and its royal following. Yes, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are both devoted fans, although this label has something for everyone. Missoma offers direct-to-consumer pieces that allow for a more appealing price point. Gone are the days when you needed to be a queen to drape yourself in gold! Missoma is a jewellery brand for every budget and lifestyle.
Missoma specialises in 18-carat demi-fine vermeil jewellery. Vermeil is a high-quality alternative to pure gold and much more durable than gold-plated jewellery. Missoma uses yellow gold vermeil that doesn’t tarnish and remains vibrant over time. For quality and value, vermeil is what you want! It’s also good for sensitive skin. Missoma uses this excellent material in its innovative designs that are both simple and elegant. Since Missoma necklaces are designed to be layered and stacked, the more affordable price means you can add more to your collection. Missoma reminds you that the rule for layering necklaces is that there is no rule!
Missoma also features hand-cut stones to create an accessible piece for day and nighttime wear. Mix and match gold chains with statement pieces to create an effortlessly elevated look that is uniquely yours.
Missoma currently uses 50% recycled silver and is investigating transitioning to recycled gold. It’s a good start because, as we all know, mining these precious elements is very invasive to the earth. To ensure that your jewellery causes minimal harm to the planet, always shop pre-loved on Vestiaire Collective. Second-hand jewellery doesn’t contribute to the damaging effects of the mining industry — like tragic and avoidable loss of biodiversity. And the pieces you make yours are just as stunning!
It’s hard not to fall in love with the boho-chic jewellery label Anni Lu. This spirited brand makes all its pieces by hand in Copenhagen, and the human touch ensures depth and passion. Using pearls, solid gold, crystals, and semi-precious gems, Anni Lu creates an eclectic but refined colour palette that has collected a massive gathering of fans of all ages and backgrounds.
Danish design is known for being elegant and minimalistic, but Anni Lu surprises and delights by venturing beyond the typically muted palette and adding an infusion of vivid colours. Introducing this vibrancy adds a freshness to the quality the world has come to expect from a Scandinavian brand.
The nostalgia of youth permeates all of Anni Lu’s collections for a boost of pure joy. Wearing the brand’s petite anklets and handmade friendship bracelets will transport you back to your carefree childhood days. The beachy vibes in the signature tropical pieces give a dose of fun in the sun that lasts through any season. A pair of Anni Lu’s good luck charm earrings will be your go-to for important meetings when you need a little extra fortune. The Earth can use all the good luck it can right now in the fight against climate change. Choose a pre-loved pair of Anni Lu’s on Vestiaire Collective for a sustainable way to shop.
Anni Lu is designed to be stacked for that customisable, layered look that is an Instagram hit. But for a wear-alone statement piece, you can’t go wrong with one of the label’s stunning pearl necklaces. Each one has at its heart a precious stone. Choose your favourite between opal, coral, ruby, green agate, citrine, or turquoise. Search these styles on the Vestiaire Collective app and build a sustainable collection of jewellery that supports the health of our planet. Shopping pre-loved puts this brand’s enchanting designs in your hands for less, all while raising your profile as a Vestiaire Collective Fashion Activist.
Are you one to keep your precious gems in a box until a special occasion? At Vestiaire, we’re firm believers that jewellery should be worn every day! With these fresh designers you get to adorn yourself with a beautiful work of art for any occasion. Buying fewer pieces that you’ll wear more often is one of the central tenets of Fashion Activism, and with regards to jewellery it’s even more crucial. The mining of rare materials wreaks a high toll on the environment. Precious metals like gold and silver, and gemstones like diamonds, start their lifecycle in the ground, requiring large amounts of water, energy and chemicals to become the necklaces and earrings that we admire.
On top of the environmental consequences, the jewellery industry is especially notorious for its societal impacts. The intensive labour required to mine gold, stones, and gems is time-consuming and difficult. As educated consumers and Fashion Activists, we cannot turn a blind eye to these hardships. We don’t need our jewellery to be bought first-hand anymore, perpetuating the cycle of environmental and social degradation. We have the choice to buy just as beautiful second-hand pieces that will extend the lifespan of existing metals and gemstones and discourage mining that wreaks havoc on the delicate ecosystem.
Since jewellery is such a personal form of self-expression, make sure you reflect your values as a Fashion Activist by buying your next jewellery purchase on Vestiaire Collective. Together, we can use our power as consumers to transform the industry for the good of the planet— and the people on it.