Sustainable Wearable Art
From Trash to Treasure – Surf Gems are handmade with love from upcycled surfboard glassing waste – the resin that accumulates as a by-product from making surfboards.
The scrap material is transformed into waterproof wearable Gems in Morro Bay, California. One-of-a-kind lightweight delicate beauties designed to shimmer and shine while dancing on the water.
A statement of sustainability to the surf community and beyond
~ our actions matter and waste can be repurposed into art ~
The by-product repurposed
Most surfboards are skillfully hand-shaped out of foam and then laminated with fiberglass and pigmented resin. Throughout the process excess resin drips off the sides of the board and accumulates in colorful layers and psychedelic swirls on the glassing station and floor. The resin hardens – layer after layer, color after color – and is harvested as the raw material used in the making of Surf Gems. Every color you see in a Gem is the remnants of a different board being surfed somewhere out there!
What the true Gems say!
"They are the perfect splash of color to brighten an outfit and your day!"
"They're so beautiful to wear – light weight but durable. They also make amazing gifts!"
“My surf gem earrings are SO unique and bring a smile to my face each time I wear them. The love and care that goes into each piece is evident and I feel a sense of pride knowing how these were made. Abby is a gem and her surf gems are no joke - each one is beautifully hand crafted and whether you are buying them for yourself or a loved one (they are wonderful gifts), they will be a cherished accessory, I promise you."
"They're totally unique and gorgeous! I also loved seeing the board they came from."
"Perfect gift for my surf obsessed girlfriend!"
Gems that Give
5% of sales donated to nonprofits focused on social and environmental justice and sustainability