“If we broke it, we have to fix it ourselves,” says jewellery designer Dóri Visy, who has made a special collection from ocean waste. Her jewellery, called Ocean Glass, are made from bits of broken glass ground smooth by the waves.
Environmental pollution is one of the greatest problems of the 21st century as the mountains of waste that cover our fields and our waters grow ever taller and more menacing. We can do a lot for change at the individual level, but, thankfully, more and more brands and designers are also turning towards sustainable design focused on recycling and the use of natural materials.
Dóri Visy, one of the most talented young Hungarian jewellery designers, has used pieces of waste glass polished by the ocean for her Ocean Glass collection of rings. She has spent years collecting the pieces of glass on beaches.
In her collection, the pieces of waste mounted on lasting 14-carat yellow, white and rose gold settings are rendered valuable, while they also make a firm statement in favour of environmental awareness.
says the designer, whose collection, along with the importance of environmental awareness, also makes a stand against wasteful lifestyles.
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