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The East Fourth Street responsibly sourced jewelry collection is a culmination of designer Susan Crow’s deep connection to design and core belief that we need to preserve and restore our environment, not take away from it.

East Fourth Street is a socially responsible brand of luxury jewelry handmade from Fairmined or recycled precious metals and environmentally and ethically sourced gemstones. Our jewelry is designed and handmade with you in mind – giving you a product that has reliably been created to our high standards in our low-impact, environmentally conscious Minnesota studio.

Founder, artisan jewelry designer Susan Crow's raw attraction to industrial simplicity, mechanically and aesthetically, and their symbiotic relationship, is made evident in her clean, modern designs – which are perfect for your conscientious lifestyle. 

Recognized as a leader in integrating sustainability into her design process, Susan is a member of Ethical Fashion Forum, The Fellowship 500 and Ethical Metalsmiths. Susan is also licensed by the Alliance for Responsible Mining to make jewelry from FAIRMINED gold and silver.

Susan won the 2019 MJSA Vision Award for Responsible Sourcing. Her jewelry has been seen on celebrities such as Daryl Hannah.

East Fourth Street offers you earrings, bracelets, pendants and wedding rings, jewelry for both men and women that are in a partnership with our environment and the fair treatment for all. We strongly support and believe that everyone has the right to marry and be happy.


East Fourth Street is a Proud Member of –

                      

We believe in giving back –

by donating to projects and organizations that speak of solidarity and global support for those working in the jewelry supply chain. Projects that end the use of mercury which poisons the miners and their families, leaving the environment toxic for generations. Organizations that build schools, insist on gender equality and create positive change for our supply chain stakeholders are important to us and we support these groups that share our ethos.

Gem Legacy      Mercury Free Mining Project     Better Without Mercury

       

I grew up on an East Fourth Street in the middle of Minnesota. It’s where I was allowed to make messes, which were the first sprouts of my creativity. In the middle of my making, I used to wonder if there was a job where people would pay me for what I came up with.


I ended up becoming a maker studying design, specializing in metals. It prepared me to work as a jewelry designer, and also step into the consumer product design industry, which I did for awhile. Working with something as hard as metal, shapes the way you think about things. The opportunity to work with materials as precious as gold, diamonds and gemstones gave me a deep respect for our natural world and its people. Creating East Fourth Street cumulates what I do, what I feel, believe and think.