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Julia Otilia’s sustainable jewellery gift guide for the holidays

Julia Otilia’s sustainable jewellery gift guide for the holidays

Our favorite season is approaching… time for hot chocolate, cozy nights at home with family and friends, and of course: presents! We take so much joy in both receiving and giving gifts from and to people we love. Are you looking to gift someone special (yourself included 😊) a beautiful piece of sustainable jewellery? In today’s blogpost we selected our favourite sustainable matching jewellery sets for you, all perfect to give as a present. Furthermore, we share some tips on choosing sustainable gifts for a peaceful and conscious holiday season ahead.

Our favourite matching jewellery sets to give as a present this holiday season


What could be better than receiving or gifting a beautiful piece of jewellery? Receiving or gifting a matching set of jewellery! We present you our three favourite matching jewellery sets to surprise your mother, friend, sister or partner with – or to save on your own holiday wishlist.

Pure Pearl set

Our Pure Pearl set is timeless and elegant, consisting of a 42 cm long fine chain necklace and a pair of creole earrings. The set is available in both Dutch recycled sterling silver, and in sterling silver with a durable 14K gold plating applied in Amsterdam. Both sets are made with fair labour sweet water pearls with a soft pink glow, crafted by hand in our design studio in Utrecht.

Find the Pure Pearl sets here:
Sterling silver
Pure Pearl necklace & pearl creole earrings
14K gold plated
Pure Pearl necklace & pearl creole earrings

Majestic Mussel set

Our mesmerizing Majestic Mussel set is made up of hook earrings and a matching 77 cm long fine chain necklace: the pendants on both the earrings and the necklace consist of two parts with different textures, the upper one with a matte finish and the lower part with a glossy finish, to ensure a layered and sophisticated look. This unique jewellery set with its soft, organic shape inspired by nature is available in both recycled sterling silver and sustainable 14K gold plating and is the perfect holiday gift.

Find the Majestic Mussel sets here:
Sterling silver
Majestic Mussel necklace & pendant earrings
14K gold plated
Majestic Mussel necklace & pendant earrings

Tiny Heart set

Need we say more? Our Tiny Heart set is a lovely romantic gift for a partner, but also for a friend or family member (or for yourself – self-love is equally important!). This set combines a beautiful subtle and sweet necklace with a heart pendant, and delicate heart-shaped stud earrings. Just as the sets above, this set is also available in both a locally

 recycled 925 silver version and a 14K gold plated version.

Find the Tiny Heart sets here:
Sterling silver
Tiny Heart necklace & heart stud earrings
14K gold plated
Tiny Heart necklace & heart stud earrings

Our tips for conscious holiday gift shopping

While we love gift shopping, we believe it’s also greatly important to do so sustainably. Below we share some key tips to help you shop your gifts mindfully and consciously.

Be sure to order in time

Sustainable, handmade products are often made to order, like many of our jewellery pieces. This means, that as a smaller local brand, we don’t keep endless amounts of stock, but we make your jewellery pieces by hand especially for you when you put in your order. However, this means that it may take some time before your pieces are finished (the approximate making time for our made-to-order pieces is usually 2-3 weeks: this is also indicated in the product description). So, be sure to order your pieces in time. This also prevents last-minute impulse purchases and ensures thoughtful gifting.

Choose sustainable and timeless presents

Most of us have probably once or twice in our life received a present that we didn’t end up using. So, instead of impulsively buying something, take the time to pick out a special gift that you are sure will be loved and enjoyed by the recipient not only for now but for a long time to come. Not only will such a gift probably make your loved one a lot happier, it is also more sustainable and kinder on the environment.

Support your locals

When shopping for gifts, you can make a positive impact by choosing to shop locally. Take a wintery walk in your city and browse some local stores, or order online from a Dutch-based webshop. Remember: every time you make a purchase at a small, local business, someone actually does a happy dance!

Would you like more tips and thoughts on conscious gift shopping? Check out our more elaborate conscious holiday gifting guide.

 

Julia Otilia is a sustainable, ethical and fair jewellery brand from Utrecht, the Netherlands. Are you looking for a new piece of sustainable jewellery as a gift to yourself or someone special? Don’t forget to check out our collection.