There is always an environmental cost to sourcing, manufacturing, and shipping products for a business. Here at CJA, we do not hide behind this fact as an excuse, rather it inspires us to claim our social and environmental responsibility and get creative with how we, as a brand, can create a standard. CJA only utilizes ethically sound and sustainable vegan sources to deliver our exquisite vegan handbag and jewelry collections. We've also partnered with EcoCart to help neutralize carbon emissions when shipping your orders to your door!
Product Sourcing & Sustainability
Why Choose Us?
Vegan & Hypoallergenic
CJA's jewelry and handbag selections will always be 100% cruelty-free, vegan, and hypoallergenic!
All our materials are ethically and sustainably sourced with our global community and carbon footprint in mind.
Cruelty- free and 100% vegan, we use PU Leather, polyurethane, as a conscious alternative to animal- based leather for all our handbags. The leather industry is one of the cruelest and most polluting industries in the world, and so it was a non-negotiable for us to exclusively use PU leather in place of animal-based leather.
Fortunately, PU is more resistant to scuffing/marking than genuine leather and has a lesser chance of stretching or fading over time. So choosing to be cruelty-free is truly a win/win!
Worth Our Weight In Gold
To provide affordable jewelry that like our style, stand the test of time, we offer gold-plated pieces to compliment your wardrobe. Gold is measured in 24ths, and so far our collections include 14K and 18K gold plating.
14K gold denotes 58.3% gold mixed with alloys to make it ideal for fine jewelry and durable enough for everyday wear. Accessible without sacrificing quality, making 14K the perfect happy medium.
18K gold denotes 75% gold mixed with alloys and is the closest you can get to 100% pure gold while also maintaining resilience, strength, and shine.
Sterling Silver, Titanium,
& Stainless Steel
Water-proof, Sweat-proof, Life-proof
Sterling silver is a mix between 92.5% silver and 7.5% metal alloy, like copper, and is promised a lifetime of durability. Our silver pieces are either coated in gold or rhodium, which is a rare, precious metal that gives added shine and durability for everyday wear.
Titanium is the hardest natural metal in the world. It is three times the strength of steel and much stronger than gold, silver and platinum, and is more dent, bend-resistant compared to gold, silver, and platinum. With this in mind, it's also very lightweight-titanium is 45% lighter than steel.
Stainless steel is a highly durable metal, allowing it to withstand the wear and tear of everyday activities, which can otherwise damage other base materials. The hard metal resists scratches and corrosion thanks to an invisible layer of chromium that prevents oxidation; this makes it a wonder metal of choice for jewelry.
Despite their similar nomenclatures, zircon and cubic zirconia (CZ) are entirely different.
Zircon (zirconium silicate) is a beautiful natural gemstone that also happens to be the oldest mineral on Earth! It has a high refractive index and incredible brilliance which makes zircon a high quality yet more affordable substitute to genuine diamonds. It's also available in an array of colors!