BaYou with Love Sustainable Jewelry by Nikki Reed

In an effort to be good stewards of the Earth, many brands are producing and many consumers are buying eco-friendly products. Actress, screenwriter, and musician Nikki Reed and Morgan Bogle, founder of Freedom of Animals, established the sustainable life style brand BaYou with Love.

This  ecologically conscious brand, whose name was inspired by the Louisiana Bayou, includes a sustainable jewelry line made with 100% recycled gold. BaYou with Love partnered with Dell to used gold extracted in an environmentally friendly way from old computer motherboards. In addition, they responsibly source the gems for their jewelry.

Earrings

BaYou with Love Sustainable Jewelry Line, Seven Stone Tourmaline White Sapphire Drop Earrings, Diamond Pavé Knife Edge Hoop Earrings, Made to order

Seven Stone Tourmaline White Sapphire Drop Earrings, Diamond Pavé Knife Edge Hoop Earrings, Made to order

 Nikki Reed designs the 10-18 karat gold jewelry collection and the brand’s artisans craft the jewelry in Los Angeles using traditional metal-smithing techniques.  Therefore less waste and pollution results than there would be with high volume, machine production. Because the pieces are crafted locally, it ensures a rigorous adherence to environmental standards in all processes.

Necklaces

BaYou with Love Eco-Friendly Jewelry Collection by Nikki Reed, Opal Necklace with Diamond Halo, The Diamond Pavé Soleil Necklace

Opal Necklace with Diamond Halo, The Diamond Pavé Soleil Necklace

Rings

Nikki Reed's Bayou with Love sustainable jewelry line, Open Scattered Soleil Ring, Double Shank Bicolor Tourmaline with Pavé Diamonds

Open Scattered Soleil Ring, Double Shank Bicolor Tourmaline with Pavé Diamonds

The designs are elegant and traditional with a modern aesthetic. In addition to earrings, rings and  necklaces, the line offers accessories such as scarf rings and hair forks. There’s also a men’s collection offering cuff links, tie pins, lapel pins and rings.  BaYou also offers a bridal collection and bespoke and custom pieces.

Accessories from Nikki Reed’s Sustainable Jewelry Collection

Sustainable jewelry collection by Nikki Reed,Recycled Brass Scarf Ring,

Recycled Brass Scarf Ring, (also in sterling silver)

Bayou with Love Sustainable Jewelry Collection by Nikki Reed, Recycled Brass Hair Fork

Recycled Brass Hair Fork, (also in sterling silver)

 

Cuff  Links from the Men’s Line

BaYou with Love and Dell Gold and Enamel Cufflink

BaYou with Love x Dell Gold and Enamel Cufflink

 

BaYou with Love Bridal Sustainable Jewelry

Nikki Reed, Bayou with Love sustainable jewelry collection, East West Emerald Cut Engagement Ring

East West Emerald Cut Engagement Ring, Custom made – BaYou with Love Bridal

 Sustainable Jewelry Collection by Nikki Reed, Brushed Knife Edge Band, Men's Beaded Brushed Gold Wedding Band

Brushed Knife Edge Band,
Men’s Beaded Brushed Gold Wedding Band

 

BaYou with Love is one of many ethical brands founded by celebrities such as EDUN by Ali Hewson, wife of U2’s Bono, Hiraeth co-founded by actress Rooney Mara and Studio One Eighty Nine co-founded by actress Rosario Dawson. 

Many jewelry brands strive to be ethically and socially responsible.  Penelope Cruz collaborated with Atelier Swarovski to create the Penelope Cruz Fine Jewelry Collection which uses lab gemstones and responsibly sourced mined gemstones and precious metals for the pieces in the collection.

Jewelry is just one area in which BaYou with Love combines style with sustainability. The line also offers home products such as textiles, essential oils, apparel and beauty products.