YES YOU CAN: Enjoy ethical pearls

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you the best ethical pearls to shop for when it comes to jewellery.

To celebrate jewellery designer Monica Vinader’s beautiful new collaboration with sustainable label Mother of Pearl, here’s a roundup of some of the best ethical brands and pieces. Just in time for a last-minute Valentine’s Day nudge…

Keshi pearl earrings, £140, necklaces (including one round wrist), from £160, and bracelets, from £80 each, diamond bracelet, £125, earrings, £180, and rings, from £115 each, charm necklace, £195, all Mother of Pearl X Monica Vinader

Where to shop for ethical pearls:

Work statement earrings

Pick an organic, misshapen pearl or a sculptural setting

Ethically sourced pearl and gold plate necklace, £440, and earrings, £145, Joanna Laura Constantine

Organic freshwater pearl and recycled gold plate, £175, Alice Gwyneth

Freshwater pearl and recycled gold plate, £76, Shyla Jewellery

Ethically sourced onyx and pearl and recycled gold, £165, Otiumberg

Sustainably sourced pearl and recycled gold, £322, Akind Store

Freshwater pearl and recycled gold plate, £115, Edge of Ember

Sustainably sourced freshwater pearl and gold vermeil, £150, Frances Wadsworth Jones, Motley London

Freshwater pearl and recycled gold plate, £220, Deborah Blyth

Ethically sourced freshwater pearl charms, £60 each, recycled silver hoops, £100 for a pair, Olivia and Pearl

Layer your bracelets

Try mixing standout baroque styles with smaller, more delicate freshwater pearls

Keshi pearl earrings, £140, necklaces (including one round wrist), from £160, and bracelets, from £80 each, diamond bracelet, £125, earrings, £180, and rings, from £115 each, charm necklace, £195, all Mother of Pearl X Monica Vinader

Freshwater pearl and recycled gold plate, £125, Edge of Ember

Freshwater pearl and sterling silver, £85, Claudia Bradby

Baroque pearl and recycled gold plate, £68, Shyla Jewellery

Keshi pearl and recycled gold vermeil, £170, Mother of Pearl x Monica Vinader

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