Our Fairmined metals are extracted by empowered and responsible small-scale and artisanal miners.
We use recycled metals processed by refiners in the United States that share our vow to minimize environmental impacts.
To us, an ethical diamond isn’t just certified as conflict-free. We go deeper; working with a fully traceable supply chain, from mine to market.
Our colored gemstones are traceable from mine to market. We work with established mines and support new efforts in responsible mining.
Traceability is often deemed too difficult for small stones. We believe that every stone matters, and we were the first to bring traceable, ethical baguette diamonds to the market.
We’ve made a commitment to support healthy and happy working conditions for our entire supply chain, from miners to jewelers, and the larger communities that support them.
Jewelry That Reflects Our Values
Bario Neal began as the collaborative work of designers Anna Bario and Page Neal who began working together with the shared idea that our most precious things come with a story. Disillusioned by industry standards that turned a blind eye to metal and gemstone mining’s environmental and human tolls, the designers began to envision how to make jewelry of lasting value and ethical origins. Today, Bario Neal is an industry leader in ethical sourcing and progressive manufacturing. A belief in the right to love and marry whomever and however you choose is one of the core principles of Bario Neal’s jewelry.
Love Is For Everyone
Bario Neal is a longtime supporter of LGBTQIA rights and worldwide marriage equality. The choice to marry is a human right that must be protected for all people. In the U.S., the history-making Supreme Court decision that paved the way for marriage equality has not ended discrimination, as the legislation coming out of statehouses across the country has shown all too clearly. At Bario Neal, we work to undermine and eliminate the presumption of heterosexuality that pervades much of the wedding and jewelry industry. Supporting unity and advocating for human rights within the jewelry industry is a non-negotiable part of our mission.
Heavy Metals, Small Footprint
Bario Neal jewelry is crafted with precious metals that have been carefully sourced to reflect our commitment to social justice and environmental sustainability. Bario Neal was one of the first jewelry companies to participate in the Fairmined Assurance label, and we now proudly offer Fairmined gold extracted by empowered and responsible small-scale and artisanal miners. The Fairmined certification is supported by a third party auditing system that ensures that all participating miners meet rigorous environmental and social standards. We also work closely with US refineries that share our vow to minimize environmental impacts while producing recycled precious metals.
Gems That Outshine Conflict-Free
When we began making our jewelry, there were few resources available for ensuring that stones could be traced back to mines that shared our commitment to environmental responsibility, fairness and human rights. Through persistent research, industry outreach, and direct support for sustainable mining organizations and initiatives, we have forged higher standards that we are proud to adhere to with all of our diamonds and colored gemstones. Our search for ethical excellence has led us to pursue industry firsts, from custom-cut ethical origin baguette diamonds to traceable pave diamonds and colored gemstones. We guarantee our diamonds are fully traceable and primarily of recycled, Australian, Canadian, and Namibian origin. All of our recycled gemstones have been repurposed from old stock or other jewelry, which requires no industrial processes and avoids further human or environmental impacts.
Conscientious Design and Craft
Bario Neal jewelry is made by hand in our Philadelphia studio. Our progressive design process allows us to create objects of lasting value with minimal environmental impacts, from mine to market. We strive for our beliefs to shine through all of our business practices – from incorporating environmentally low-impact practices in our studio and stores, to supporting our fellow artisans on Philadelphia’s historic Jewelers’ Row, to encouraging sustainable local economies globally through partnerships with other organizations, many of them women-owned and operated, like our own business. Our impact is not limited to our own operations; we work to introduce ethical principles and solutions to the industry at large through sharing best practices and research. Owners Anna Bario and Page Neal are founding members of both the Ethical Metalsmiths Jewelers Directory and the Ethical Sourcing Consortium, and Anna serves on the board of Ethical Metalsmiths.