I’m quite partial to jewellery, I’m not into flashy or ostentatious pieces, nor am I fussed about the bling. I like a well crafted piece that reflects my mood on that day, I do feel rather under dressesd if I forget to wear any.
To be quite honest I really don’t know much about the jewellery industry on a whole so I was fascinated to find out more from SACET.
Their motivation started with the awareness that designer jewellery is extremely expensive and that isn’t down to the cost of materials. Many brands run very steep profit margins, in most cases the products are bought from factories, where fair pay and working conditions often take a back seat. In the end its the consumer, crafts people, their communities and the planet that suffer. SACET set out to find a solution that works, they believe that buying designer jewellery should be a good experience not only for you but knowing that your purchase is also doing good for others. Their mission is to move the industry forward towards a more sustainable approach, focused on three words: people, planet, profit.
All their pieces are ethically and consciously crafted to a very high standard, it most certainly is jewellery with a purpose. The SACET collections are stunning, there is a collection for everyone from bold statement pieces such as Ornate to the fluid lines of Wave, each piece different from the rest. What I like about SACET is the transparency from knowing who designed your piece to who made it. Knowing each stage from start to finish makes owning their jewellery even more special.
The bracelet that I am wearing for this post is so delicate but beautifully made, I usually like big and chunky pieces as you probably all well know but this bracelet looks so elegant and pleasing to the eye, so lightweight that you don’t know you are wearing it like spider silk. It comes from the Marque collection designed by Andrea Tan who practised her craft at the likes of Shaun Leane before being awarded for her intricate and unique designs by the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council. Andrea was instantly excited by the challenge posed to her by SACET to create a capsule range for the sophisticated, new millennial. I think she has most certainly succeeded, the small hoop chain bracelet with its delicate twisted design on a fine chain is crafted from 100% recycled silver with an ethically sourced stone, hand finished in an artisan workshop to reduce their carbon footprint.
If you are as passionate as me about ethical shopping then please do take a look at SACET, they would make wonderful birthday gifts or treats for yourself but knowing you are helping the welfare of the industry and the environment with every purchase is rather a good thing and needs to be applauded from the roof tops.
- with thanks to SACET for gifting the small hoop chain bracelet for the purpose of this post (Image 7 sourced here)