OUR SUSTAINABILITY HIGHLIGHTS
- 100% recycled gold
- 100% recycled brass
- 100% recycled silver
- No plastics, resins or enamels
- Limited quantities per design
OUR WHOLE STORY
Welcome to Lara and Ela, where elegance meets ethics. We firmly believe that luxury should not come at the expense of the planet or its people. Our commitment to sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that jewellery should be not only beautiful, but also ethical and responsible.
Our jewellery designs are timeless, elegant, and made to last. We believe in creating pieces that can be cherished and enjoyed for years to come, without harming the planet or compromising on style. Our recycled metals not only look stunning but also reduce the demand for new mining, that can have devastating effects on the environment and local communities.
Our jewellery is crafted by skilled artisans who take pride in creating pieces that are not only beautiful but also sustainable with recycled brass plated with recycled gold. We are proud to say that our recycled metals are sourced from reputable suppliers who meet our high standards of ethical and environmental responsibility. We are committed to building long-term relationships with our suppliers and partners based on trust, respect, and sustainability. We respect you and the planet we all co-inhabit and we don’t use any plastics, resins or enamels in our production.
We are dedicated to transparency and accountability, and we welcome you to learn more about our sustainable practices. Join us in our mission to create a more sustainable and equitable future, one piece of jewellery at a time. Shop our collection today and discover the beauty of sustainable luxury.
UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY AND INTEGRITY
Organic materials of the highest quality are used for our jewellery –– real 18-karat yellow gold, brass, grade 5A zircons and grade A baroque and fresh-water pearls, all of which are hand-picked and assessed. Swarovski pearls which have a brilliant shine and gloss are used for our Victoria cross.
Only surgical grade titanium earring posts or 18-karat gold-plated on surgical grade titanium earring posts are used to accommodate sensitive ears. Our close-knit relationship with our vendors allows us to work together to hand-select and test our materials.
Quality and accountability are important to us at Lara & Ela. This ensures we deliver jewellery of the highest quality – from material to craftsmanship – to our customers. Gold is tested both internally at our manufacturer’s lab as well as at our independent lab which is then reviewed by our founder, Linda.
Having run clinical trials for MNCs for over a decade, she possesses the scientific literacy to process the data and guarantee quality control.
All jewellery, right down to the clasps, extensions and logo tags are plated with 18-karat yellow gold on brass to her specific plating thickness to ensure maximum longevity.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Each piece is hand-assembled by artisans with 10 – 20 years of experience, a laborious task that no machine could replicate in mass-produced jewellery, every creation is unique with its own story to tell as it stands the test of time.