Gisel B handcrafted the fashion-forward, mismatched gold and cultured pearl Hope Asymmetric earrings. One simple pearl drop on a square gold stud, pairs back to an earring with a minimalist gold link on a square stud. Understated enough for the office and a chic way to add a little edge to your evening look.
Female founded in 2015 by former seamstress, Clemence Masson, Gisel B jewelry is handcrafted in Valence, France from 80% European materials. The line is influenced by the founder’s grandmother, Gisel. Gisel B maintains a French workshop of quality craftsmen and women with the goal of offering high-quality, ethically made jewelry at an affordable price. Pieces are gold-plated for longevity and the brand is working toward primers with recycled gold. They use cultured pearls and ethically sourced, genuine semi-precious stones. All jewelry is guaranteed lead and nickel free.
Ethical business practices are essential to our core values and guide which brands in which we choose to partner. We believe in the respectful treatment of workers, fair pay, and safe working conditions.
We are devoted to slow fashion practices that encourage the production of quality products intended for longevity, not disposability. Slow fashion encompasses quality over quantity, the use local skill sets, and humane labor conditions.
Investing in locally made products benefits both the community and the environment. Locally produced goods decrease pollution caused by transportation, while cutting back on wasteful packaging used in product distribution. Additionally, residents gain an influx of jobs, which enhances their community.
Apothea partners with brands that share our love for artisan-made products, which are crafted by skilled workers and tradespeople using age-old practices passed down through communities and families. Supporting artisan work encourages social and environmental responsibility and stability.