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Is Recycled Gold Ethical?

As green-minded products have been gaining in popularity over the last decade, you may have heard the characteristic of “recycled gold” heavily marketed and promoted by companies in their quest to be more ethical or sustainable. The term recycling implies that by reusing a material, you are preventing it from entering a landfill...

What Makes A Diamond Ethical

What constitutes an ethical diamond? The answer is not as clear cut as one might want it to be.  We often have different ideas on what constitutes ethical from the start.  For some, it means not disturbing the Earth to take minerals from below its surface. For others, it’s the...

Are Lab Grown Diamonds Ethical?

With so many options on the market today, what are the differences between a man-made, aka lab grown, diamond and a natural diamond? Is one a better option when it comes to ethics and impact?   What are Lab Grown Diamonds Exactly? Lab grown diamonds share the same physical, chemical,...

Are Canadian Diamonds Ethical?

Is sustainability important to you? When it comes to purchasing a diamond, do you want to better understand what you are buying along with the environmental and professional business practices you might be supporting? If any of the above questions have meaning to you, you might be interested in a...

Origin Traceability of Gemstones

It might not matter to everyone where an apple was grown or where the cotton from their clothing is from - but for a growing number of individuals, like me, this is becoming more important, and gemstones are no different.   Personally, I think it is crucial to offer as much...

A Modern Guide: the 4 C’s of Diamond Buying

Have you heard of the 4 C’s of Diamond Buying? If so, I'm sharing a modern perspective on them. And, if not, here you'll learn why they may or may not matter to you when it comes to purchasing diamonds. So, what are the 4 C’s?     CUT. CLARITY. COLOR....

Sustainability and Ethics in Jewelry

The sad truth is that unfortunately there is a dirty side of the jewelry industry. The stones and the metals we use in jewelry are pulled from the earth, often in ways that harm the environment and exploit the poorer workers and communities that live around these resources. However, do...

Love Story: Mariska & Steve

Fail Jewelry has had the honor of designing and making custom rings for beautiful people and occasions, it's our privilege to be sharing their stories. Meet Mariska and Steve. This Love Story ends in tears - the sweet, heartwarming kind. Mariska had loved a rose cut, ruby ring done for a mutual friend of...

Love Story: Lisa & David

Fail Jewelry has had the honor of designing and making custom rings for beautiful people and occasions, it's our privilege to be sharing their stories. Meet our friends, Lisa and David.     After 4 or 5 years of dating, Lisa decided to create a Pinterest board for wedding and engagement ring inspiration,...

Love Story: Bryan & Whitney

Fail Jewelry has had the honor of designing and making custom rings for beautiful people and occasions, it's our privilege to be sharing their stories. Meet Bryan and Whitney Fail, also known as Christine's brother and beautiful sister in law. Bryan knew just who to turn to when it was time to pop the...

Love Story: Kara & Drew

Fail Jewelry has had the honor of designing and making custom rings for beautiful people and occasions, it's our privilege to be sharing their stories. Meet Kara and Drew. “It was a hot quarantine day”, Drew starts off, “on her birthday, April 20th.” Drew proposed to Kara in the comfort of their own...

Featured Artist - Callen Thompson

  Meet friend, artist and collaborator Callen Thompson, in her own words...   "I'm an artist and textile designer based in Los Angeles. Originally from the live oak hammocks and pine scrub of rural North Florida, I studied art at Dartmouth, lived in Vermont, studied art at Cranbrook, and lived in...

Callen Thompson : Giving Back

As a part of our collaboration, Callen is generously donating her proceeds to benefit two worth causes, the United Farm Workers, and Sundance Harvest.  Scroll down to learn more from Callen about these righteous causes and their special place in her heart. The theme of my two donations is the...

Libertine Fragrance

Perfume without pretense. Libertine is an act of creative expression, a refuge for beauty and curiosity. No celebrity endorsement, no marketing meant to make you feel lesser than, no gender stereotyping; just the highest quality aromatic materials, beautiful design and amazing fragrances. Libertine Fragrance is a line of perfume that celebrates...

The Aesthetic Union

James Lewis Tucker opened The Aesthetic Union, his letterpress shop and design studio, in 2013 and together with his small team has worked closely with both large and small companies to create traditional printed matter using contemporary techniques. He produces limited edition prints that investigate both traditional landscape prints inspired by...

Books

Here at Fail Jewelry, we like to keep our book collection stocked for a constant supply of inspiration. From outdoor living to art and design, we have something for everyone.  These beautiful books make great gifts or a stylish addition to your own coffee table collection! While these pieces are not available...