If Teva sandals, Patagonia fleece and Carhart pants were jewelry, they’d be Tarma Designs. Which is to say, if you’ve been looking for a necklaces, earrings and bracelets that are as tough as you are, look no further. These sturdy and nature-inspired pieces are made of recycled stainless steel, and come in designs inspired by climbing harnesses and outdoor-gear elements like carabiner clasps and button toggle knots.

And, since stainless steel is, well, stainless you don’t have to worry about polishing or cleaning to keep it shining. With prices starting at $25, you’ll be conserving your financial resources along with our natural ones.

Story by Lisa Stasiulewicz. This article originally appeared in Plenty in May 2007. This story was added to MNN.com in August 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2007.