Kevia 32" Layered Necklace, 2 Druzy Pendants & 3 Pave Bars 18k Gold Plated
- 18k Gold Plated
- Two Druzy Pendants
- Three Pave Set Cz Bars
From the Designer:
Sometimes inspiration comes from specific goals related to using sustainable materials, and other times at Kevia we try to raise awareness about specific issues. It has taken many years to get to where we are today in terms of access to sustainable materials. Often, we’ve had to create new ways to source the materials. For example, increasing our recycled content from 50% to 100% took over two years. In order to locally source enough recycled metals to meet the manufacturing requirements of our primary metal factory in India, the factory literally had to go from door to door, visiting other shops to let suppliers know we would buy used metal jewelry, ornaments, etc. For the leathers I used for the Eco-Challenge collection, the idea of using leather remnants came to me when I visited a handbag factory that had a warehouse with leather remnants that they had no use for. The remnants were piled two stories high!
In other cases, direction comes from a specific environmental concern I want to address or raise awareness about. Species preservation work is important to me, so for my Ecologica collection I started with the idea of designing pieces inspired by endangered species from different parts of the world. The pieces embody the natural world’s beauty and serve as a reminder of what we stand to lose without environmental conservation. I donated 15% of the net proceeds to national and international conservation efforts that work to preserve habitats for the species featured in the collection.