Last updated: May 20, 2021

I don’t frequently buy fine jewelry, so when I do I give it a lot of thought. When you see the perfect piece it’s like being hit by lightning. Everyone has been seduced through a store window.  But now that some of the less favorable aspects of the jewelry business have come to light, we have to be intentional about the designers we purchase from. That’s where Aurate comes in.

When you visit Aurate for the first time, it feels like many other millennial sites you see.

Light colors and minimalist design both on the website and in the delicate lines of the jewelry, and a newer trend in millennial companies–radical social responsibility.  Aurate really is changing the fine jewelry game– making the streamlined, sustainable gold jewelry women want and leaving the world a better place than they found it.

Product quality and ingredients sustainability

Aurate utilizes the Kimberly process to extract and purchase all gems, only uses recycled gold, and gets all their pearls from sustainable family farms.

Aurate matches beautiful, quality pieces with the social responsibility you’ve been craving from the industry. The pricing makes you wonder why you don’t have more fine jewelry in your collection already. There are many companies that utilize recycled gold in their wares, but none with the consistency and intentionality of Aurate.

Packaging/shipping materials and practices sustainability

Your baubles arrive in luxurious packaging. The paper boxes give way to vegan suede pouches inside. We have to point out that the packaging could be minimized, though we understand the desire to make the purchase feel special.

Manufacturing and corporate practices sustainability

Every piece is made in New York with high working conditions. It also means you save import taxes! There are many artist spotlights on their site, it’s clear that they value their artisan staff.

Eco friendly extra credit

A company with a conscience, Aurate also donates books to New York students for each purchase. This woman-owned organization has high standards!

Aurate Sustainability Sum Up

Aurate is exactly what we look for here at OneDey— products that would be great whether they were sustainable or not.

The recycled gold, fair working conditions, and sustainably farmed pearls are almost a second thought, but one that makes you feel even more mesmerized by the shine. They’re also one of our favorite woman-owned sustainable businesses, you can check out some others here.

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