Say bye-bye to the cheapo mall earrings pinned on junky plastic squares. Now you can get 100 percent recycled gold earrings from Rebekah Green — that come on biodegradable, plantable labeling!

Rebekah Green’s earrings are all made of 100 percent recycled 14K and 18K gold — that’s hand-cast, hand-set, and hand-polished in the U.S. Pick from six designs, with the assurance that the pretty gemstones set in the earrings are fair trade.

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Studs cost as little as $20 a pair, while most simple hoop and drop designs will run you less than $50. On the high end are intricate chandelier earrings and jewel-studded large hoops, which can cost up to $435 a pair. Frequent shoppers can get a 10 percent discount on all purchases.

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Want the fancy stuff, but don’t have the cash in this economy? Then try your hand at designing earrings! Sketch out a style you’d like to wear, then upload it on Rebekah Green’s competition page. The competition details on the website are rather scant right now, but basically, if your design gets the most votes from shoppers visiting the site, your dream earrings will be made by master craftsman Ashot Mihranian — and given to you free. Two winners are picked a month — so get designing!

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