Shop Jewelry

Shop Native Nonprofit Jewelry for a Better Environmental and Ethical Impact

When shopping for jewelry, consider the impact on people and the environment. Large corporations in the jewelry industry often contribute to environmental degradation and labor abuses. Choose Native nonprofit jewelry instead, made through ethical and sustainable processes, preserving Indigenous heritage and promoting fair labor practices.

The jewelry industry's impact on the environment is significant, including emissions, chemical releases, and habitat destruction. Support Native nonprofits to reduce your environmental footprint and prioritize sustainable practices. Make a conscious choice to feel good about your purchases and support a better future.

These 15 Native nonprofit shops offer an array of beautiful jewelry at different price points

Intricate black and red cone hand woven with wax coated cord by Alutiiq artist Natalia Schneider. On a 24" silver chain and decorated with black and white beads. A beautiful statement piece that reflects traditional dance cones.

Black and red cone hand woven with wax coated cord by Alutiiq artist Natalia Schneider

The Alutiiq Museum or Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is a non-profit museum and cultural center dedicated to preserving and sharing the cultural traditions of the Koniag Alutiiq branch of Sugpiaq ~ Alutiiq of the Alaska Native people.

The Museum offers necklaces, rings, and bracelets made by Alaska Native artists. Jewelry sells from $20 - $600.

Birchbark earrings designed by Tashia Hart (Red Lake)

Birchbark earrings designed by Tashia Hart (Red Lake)

AICHO started with basic needs - shelter, housing, support - and this resulted in ongoing work to change systems. The issues are real: the impact of violence, housing and economic inequity, historical trauma and racism. AICHO provides a continuum of community action, housing options, and support services. Our goal is to respond to crisis while laying the path for long-term stability and our vision is to rebuild our Indigenous community.

$20-300 for gorgeoous pieces made of birchbark, beads, and semi precious stones.

Beaded Round Ring by Cindy George

The Catawba Cultural Center offers a unique look into the lifeways of the Catawba Indians by featuring both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Come see Native American beadwork and check out the unique form of landscaping called edible landscapes that replace the usual flowers and shrubs with vegetables and herbs.

They sell colorful jewelry made from beads and pine needles from $2 - $80.

Beaded Medallion Barrettes to support CRYP

The Cheyenne River Youth Project, founded in 1988, is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to giving our Lakota youth and families access to the culturally relevant, enriching, and enduring opportunities we need to build stronger, healthier communities and a more vibrant future together.

Gorgeous, colorful beaded jewelry from $15 - $70.

An example of a design on the Chinle Planting Hope website

Chinle Planting Hope’s mission is to practice creative community development on the Navajo Nation that builds up all community members’ mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Our community is comprised of natural leaders, artisans, entrepreneurs, educators, healers. To fulfill the complex needs, we seek to form long-term relationships with those working to improve lives in Chinle and beyond.

They will be offering mail order quarterly gift boxes! 

Authentic Anishanaabe/ Ojibwe Beadwork

Bam’idizowigamig Creator’s Place is designed to be a place of work and welcome. A place where people can enjoy earning supplemental income, use and improve their skills and get support in creating their own business. The Ojibwe word Bam’idizowigamig means “a place to support oneself” .

$19 - $159 for stunning pieces of jewelry.

Concho-Eco Soft Lace earings

Fundamental Needs was established in 2020 to address the needs of residents of the Navajo Reservation in the Four Corners region of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado. Our mission is to work with underprivileged communities in the United States to alleviate the suffering caused by inadequate access to electricity, clean drinking water, a heat source, and a proper food source. Our vision is to target all aspects of deficiencies within communities.

Jewelry sells from $10 - $32.

Handcrafted by one of Gedakina's Braiding Sweetgrass group members

Gedakina, Inc. is a multigenerational endeavor to strengthen and revitalize the cultural knowledge and identity of Native American youth and families from rural, urban, and reservation communities across New England. Our Braiding Sweetgrass groups are different throughout New England. Each one distinct in what they do and who they are. They all focus on learning about their culture and crafts, it might be beading, baskets, or poetry. The groups might be women, youth or elders. The products for sale on this site are their work, they have set the price and they will receive the proceeds.

They offer beaded earrings from $20 - $45

Bracelet handcrafted by Yaqui artist Michael "Na Na Ping" Garcia

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) is a world-class museum and cultural center, a place where 19 Pueblo people can tell their stories, beyond the gateway of New Mexico, the center is a necessary first stop for visitors to New Mexico, providing an introduction for understanding the state’s landscape, legacy, and story of continuance. Our mission is to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture, and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo people of New Mexico. 

Stunning jewelry, sterling, precious stones, and statement pieces from $8 - $6,000

This Pipestone Beaver was hand carved by Warren Wagner of Wi

The Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers is a non-profit organization in Pipestone, Minnesota, that was formed in 1996 by local Native Americans and tribal leaders to protect and educate the public about the nearby pipestone quarries.

Signature handcarved red pipestone, glass beads, and shells from $10 - $120.

Genuine Indian Handcrafted Sterling Silver

The mission of Malki Museum Inc. is to promote scholarship and cultural awareness, and to encourage preservation of Southern California Indian cultures.

Inlaid stone, sterling, turquoise, and semi-precious stones from $5 - $285

Wide Hammered Hoop Earrings - Dine

Native Seeds/SEARCH seeks to find, protect and preserve the seeds of the people of the Greater Southwest so that these arid adapted crops may benefit all peoples and nourish a changing world.

Selling sterling, Navajo pearls, and turquoise for $25-$325

LTB Elk Horn Earrings by Lorri Ann Two Bulls

One of the earliest cultural centers and museums located on an Indian reservation in the United States, The Heritage Center represents the rich and storied heritage of North America’s Native community and the skill and creativity that remain mainstays of the local Lakota and other Native American cultures.

$24 - $375 for jewelry made from antlers, bone, shells, quills, horsehair

Wampum Cuff TSH by Thawn Harris, a Narragansett-Niantic

Our mission at Tomaquag Museum is to educate the public and promote thoughtful dialogue regarding Indigenous history, culture, arts, and Mother Earth and connect to Native issues of today.

Stunning necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings from $8 - $270.

Dreamcatcher charm bracelet made by Monague, a 100% Native-owned business

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF) champions, develops, and provides quality educational, cultural, social and socio-economic services that benefit all Indigenous People living in and around the Puget Sound Region, especially tribal families, elders and youth.

They sell beautiful abalone, sterling, carved jewelry from $15.

Green Bear Paw Earrings made by an Anishinaabe woman from the White Earth Indian Reservation

The mission of the White Earth Land Recovery Project is to facilitate the recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation while preserving and restoring traditional practices of sound land stewardship, language fluency, community development, and strengthening our spiritual and cultural heritage.

$15 - $100 for gorgeous beaded jewelry.