When it comes to jewelry I have a pretty serious rule. It's an unwritten one, but I've found myself looking in one of two places when I'm adding jewelry to my collection - first, to local markets for indie designer brands that have a story of creating jewelry from unique finds and - secondly - to those makers that are doing something special to give back to their own community.
For example, I love designers that either repurposed vintage pieces (I'm always wearing things like that) and I love those that create pieces that somehow support the community in which they're made.
On this most recent trip to New Orleans I've been introduced to Revival NOLA. Revival NOLA is a brand that completely speaks to my serious passion for this city. Their mission is to create jewelry from a place of commitment and care for the local community. Their goal is for the wearer to connect with and cherish the place each piece represents.
As beautiful as the city that the line is inspired by, is Revival NOLA's dedication to giving back: with the sale of each piece a portion of the proceeds are donated directly to a local New Orleans non-profit.
What do you guys look for when you're adding to your jewelry collection? For you New Orleans lovers (aren't most of us?!) I know you'll love this line as much as I do.
This post was in collaboration with Revival NOLA and FiftyTwo45; as always styling, creative direction and opinions are my own.