By Bonny Osterhage
When Oprah’s “O Magazine,” calls out a trend, you can be sure it’s a hot one. So, last month, when she highlighted charm necklaces, we knew that it would be necessary to show you green-minded gals how you too can enjoy the charmed life, without compromising your values. We found plenty of eco friendly necklaces, made from reclaimed or natural materials, that we think are pretty magical.
Tumbleweed Bead Co. Eco Friendly Identity Necklace
Get personal with this necklace that allows you to create you own unique look with an assortment of recycled metal letter charms and natural stones. Wear the initials and birthstones of those you love and always keep them close. Available in gold or silver, prices start at $45 at www.tumbleweedbeadco.com.
Alkemie Jewelry Sunshine Necklace
The fashion forecast looks bright when you make a sunny statement with your jewelry. Handmade from reclaimed metal, it brightens up any outfit. Available in gold or silver patina. $176 at www.alkemiejewelry.com.
Nashelle Bicycle Earth Day Necklace
May is National Bike Month. What better way to show your support (besides biking, of course) than to wear your ride around your neck? Hand stamped with a bike symbol and a cluster of stones, it’s a cute way to show you care. Choose from 14k gold fill, sterling silver or brass. Prices start at $45 at www.nashelle.com.
Kris Nations Zodiac Necklace
Hey baby, what’s your sign? Show, rather than tell, with these cool necklaces, featuring zodiac symbols, cut from sheets of recycled metal. Wear your own, or the sign of someone you love. Available in a gold or silver finish for $42 at www.krisnations.com.
Cheeky Monkey Gold Daisy
Nothing lazy about this daisy, set with your choice of a fair trade ruby, sapphire, or recycled diamond. Made from recycled gold, it’s simple and simply adorable. Here’s to flower power! $185 at www.cheekymonkeyjewelry.com (Also available in sterling recycled silver for $75).