Rich Earth Jewelry is a Manila-based, sustainable, handcrafted jewelry label. The designs are inspired by the RAW elements of nature, and the REFINED elements of architecture.
The brand's mission is to create pieces that will become part of everyone's unique story.
Rica Bañares Manuel | Founder and Designer
Rica started Rich Earth Jewelry due to her longtime fascination with beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories. Growing up in a home that exposed her to nature and art paved the way for her desire to create beautiful things. Her typical summer breaks would be taking art lessons, music classes, and seeing and experiencing the art of local artisans in Rizal province in the Philippines. She later on pursued a business degree, worked in technology, finance, luxury and the retail industries. The exposure and experiences, talents and skills that she has acquired and developed throughout the years has prepared and molded her for something bigger - encouraging and inspiring a lifestyle dedicated in creating a ripple effect towards positive change through design.
Rich Earth Jewelry is proudly handcrafted in the Philippines. Sustainable, upcycled metals, and responsibly-sourced gemstones are the main elements of the brand's designs. Rica spearheads Rich Earth Jewelry's constant promotion of social responsibility and meaningful fashion by partnering with non-government organizations, SAVE PHILIPPINE SEAS, and MANO AMIGA ACADEMY PHILIPPINES. Giving back is embedded in the company's DNA, and we strongly believe that it will always be fashionable.
Rich Earth Jewelry constantly reaches out to non-profit organizations to cultivate more meaningful partnerships.
By empowering consumers to be part of a cause, no matter how great or small, everyone has the power to bring about positive change.