Spotlight on the Fairmined Ecological Gold Contemporary Collection

Fall in love with Legendary and timeless gold jewelry originally designed by leading Modern era Artists and Jewelry Designers. Handcrafted by FUTURA's master artisans in NYC with the world's most traceable, and ethical gold. 

CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY FOR CONTEMPORARY PEOPLE

LEGENDS FROM THE MODERN ERA

The Modern era produced a lot of new and exciting designs that broke with conservative values, tradition, and realism. Designers played with form, shape, and line in a new way that characterized the essence of the Modern era, especially for jewelry. We've teamed up with our jewelry historians to bring you the best-of-the-best of gold jewelry from the Modern era.

Scroll below to discover some groundbreaking designs that we've lovingly handcrafted today in NYC with our 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.  

MAN RAY 

the Lampshade earrings & Le Trou ring

Near the end of his career Man Ray, made the leap from photography to jewelry design. He collaborated with with the esteemed Italian jeweler GianCarlo Montebello (GEM). Together they created what we call The Lampshade earrings, a "spiral" shaped dangle motif earring in 1968. These earrings were styled on French Actress Catherine Deneuve (left). Later another similar spiral earring was designed in 1971, which is the earring that FUTURA handcrafts today (right).

Catherine Deneuve wearing the Pendantif-Pendant or Lampshade earrings in 1968. 

Another rendition of the Pendantif-Pendant or Lampshade earrings from 1973.

Fun fact: The Lampshade earrings were originally designed as a twisted paper lampshade back in the 1930s, and in the 1970s Man Ray decided to re-designed them as an epic pair of earrings - A stunningly wearable work of art. You'll love how beautifully the Lampshade earrings move on your ear as you wear them throughout the day, making you feel extra special every time you put them on.

In 2018 FUTURA was granted the first and only ever license to produce these two Man Ray designs, because of our commitment to helping the planet by using gold mines that do not use toxic mercury to mine for gold.

MILTON CAVAGNARO 

THE PUZZLE EARRINGS

Milton Cavagnaro was a Mid-Century Artist, Jeweler, and nature lover who was heavily inspired by the surrounding landscapes of his home in the Bay area. Bauhaus and Surrealism were also among his noted influences.

 Working closely with the Son of Cavagnaro, he granted us approval to make this fun pair of earrings that he will include in his upcoming book about his father's life. 

Puzzle earrings handcrafted by FUTURA with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.

The Puzzle earrings remain today a timeless testament to Legendary design, that we honor by handcrafting them in NYC with Fairmined Ecological gold. Our Artisans make this earring by taking long pieces of Ecological gold wire, and skillfully bending them to make a perfectly matching pair of earrings. This super playful and fun earring will instantly elevate any look.

Stunning gold jewelry with a history, that you can be proud of. 

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ART SMITH

THE ORBIT HOOPS

Art Smith was a legendary 20th century modernist jeweler. He was one of the only Afro-Caribbean jewelers to achieve worldwide recognition, with his designs appearing in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Born in Cuba, he moved to NYC when he was only 3 years old. He attended Cooper Union, NYU, and studied under renown Jeweler, Winifred Mason.

Original Art Smith earrings in brass, made in the 1960s.

The Orbit hoops handcrafted by FUTURA with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.

The Orbit hoops handcrafted by FUTURA with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.

An iconic pair of Orbit Hoops are hand crafted today in New York City with18kt Fairmined Ecological gold. The design remains true to the original, as Art designed it back in the 1950s. The easiest way to upgrade any outfit with a pair of these bold yet refined gold ecological hoops. 

Granted permission by the Art Smith foundation to handcraft these gorgeous earrings with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold, we honor the artist and his design by crafting it with the world's most earth-conscious gold.

william spratling

THE DANCING DISC EARRINGS

Born in Sonyea, New York Spratling studied architecture at Tulane University. He established a small workshop in Taxco, Mexico in the 1930s-1950s where he employed over 500 artisans to skillfully craft his designs. William Spratling was known as the “father of contemporary Mexican silver” and greatly influenced 20th Century Mexican jewelry design.

The Spratling estate granted us permission to re-create these earrings due to our ethical, traceable, and sustainable practices. Make jewelry history with these iconic earrings, while improving the planet for everyone.

The Original Spratling earrings, made in the 1950s.

Dancing Disc earrings handcrafted by FUTURA with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.

Dancing Disc earrings handcrafted by FUTURA with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.

An iconic pair of dancing disc earrings are hand crafted today in New York City with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold. Add a little glimmer to your wardrobe with the Dancing Disc earrings, just as the name suggests you will love the way these move and make you sparkle! 

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Gold Puzzle Earrings Made with Sustainable Gold
Puzzle Earrings by FUTURA Made with Ecological Gold
Sustainable Gold Earrings Made in NYC
Gold Puzzle Earrings Made with Sustainable Gold
Puzzle Earrings
Puzzle Earrings by FUTURA Made with Ecological Gold
Sustainable Gold Earrings Made in NYC

Puzzle Earrings

$4,900.00
Orbit Hoops - Sustainable Gold Hoop Earrings
Eco-Friendly Gold Hoop Earrings for Women
18kt Gold Hoop Earrings Crafted in NYC
Sustainable Gold Orbit Hoop Earrings by FUTURA
Orbit Hoops Made by FUTURA Jewelry - Crafted with 18kt Ecological Gold
Orbit Hoops - Sustainable Gold Hoop Earrings
Orbit Hoops
Eco-Friendly Gold Hoop Earrings for Women
18kt Gold Hoop Earrings Crafted in NYC
Sustainable Gold Orbit Hoop Earrings by FUTURA
Orbit Hoops Made by FUTURA Jewelry - Crafted with 18kt Ecological Gold

Orbit Hoops

$4,900.00
Ecological Gold Earrings Comprised of 4 Tiers of Gold Discs in a Loose Diamond Shape
Dancing Disc Gold Earrings Made with Sustainable Gold in NYC
Ecological Gold Earrings for Women by FUTURA Jewelry
Sustainable Gold Disc Earrings for Women
Ecological Gold Earrings Comprised of 4 Tiers of Gold Discs in a Loose Diamond Shape
Dancing Disc Gold Earrings Made with Sustainable Gold in NYC
Ecological Gold Earrings for Women by FUTURA Jewelry
Sustainable Gold Disc Earrings for Women

Dancing Disc Earrings

$5,900.00
Lampshade Earrings - Gold Earrings Made with 18kt Ecological Gold
18kt Sustainable Gold Earrings for Women Made in NYC
Ethically Sourced Gold Earrings for Women - Made in NYC
Lampshade Earrings - Gold Earrings Made with 18kt Ecological Gold
Lampshade Earrings
18kt Sustainable Gold Earrings for Women Made in NYC
Ethically Sourced Gold Earrings for Women - Made in NYC

Lampshade Earrings

$5,700.00