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Kevia Jewelry: Inspired by Endangered Species (and Helping Them Too)

In addition to using natural and recycled materials, Kevia donates proceeds from some collections to benefit wildlife organizations, and do tree planting too.

By Starre Vartan - Source: http://eco-chick.com
Kevia two-tone horn earring with carnelian center-jewel from the mosaic collection; I love wearing these pieces everywhere!  Photo © Kevia

Kevia two-tone horn earring with carnelian center-jewel from the mosaic collection; I love wearing these pieces everywhere! Photo © Kevia

You know those go-to pieces of jewelry that you reach for over-and-over again? That seem to go with almost every outfit and just work with a huge variety of colors? That versatility is what my my Kevia collection pieces are all about. Portland, Oregon-based designer Kevia Jeffrey-West finds inspiration in the natural world for her pieces (as you can see), and told the Huffington Post “I’m an organic gardener, so the natural world is definitely a common theme in my collections.”

Two Kevia collection necklaces: a recycled gold plate version with leaves that tinkle gently as I move, and a buffalo horn disc that stands on its own or pairs beautifully with it.  Photo © Kevia

Two Kevia collection necklaces: a recycled gold plate version with leaves that tinkle gently as I move, and a buffalo horn disc that stands on its own or pairs beautifully with it.
Photo © Kevia

Why Buffalo Horn? “We work with a female-owned factory in Vietnam for our water buffalo pieces because the country has a long history of horn carving and the factory has a commitment to sustainable practices,” says Kevia.

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