At Pearls & Pomegranates we save 20m² of rainforest for every order in partnership with Bioconservancy
Sustainably handmade by Maalo
Maalo was born in 2019 from the desire to create timeless, wearable jewellery for every occasion. Mexican designer Montserrat Alonso balances a contemporary aesthetic with inspirations from the natural world, women, and Mexican culture.
After five years of working in the fashion industry with high street brands, Mon decided to pursue her dream of making jewellery. From the beginning, she knew she wanted to approach her collections with a conscious mentality. The outcome was Maalo, a truly sustainable brand whose pieces are handmade either by Mon herself in London or a small team of skilled artisans in Mon's hometown in Mexico.
"Jewellery is part of a person's identity," says Mon, "and the longer you wear a jewellery piece, the more history it builds."
Maalo's sustainability promise
Maalo believes in sourcing ethical materials to produce pieces that last forever and have minimal impact on our planet.
“The planet is part of every decision we make," says Mon, founder of Maalo, "and so we ensure all aspects of our business are sustainable. It's very important to give back to the Earth and to the people who are part of the process.”
Handcrafted and made to order
All pieces are designed in East London by Montserrat and then handmade in small batches either by herself or by a small team of artisans in her hometown in Mexico. This approach avoids the unnecessary waste caused by mass production and supports the craft of local talent in Mexico.
Recycled sterling silver and 9ct yellow gold
Maalo commits to using only 100% recycled sterling silver to minimise the environmental impact of mining.
Maalo's packaging also reflects their ethical and circular mindset. Their jewellery boxes are FSC®-certified, and made with recycled cardboard and water-based glue. The cleaning cloth is made from organic cotton, and their box inserts are made from seeded paper, which you can plant to grow beautiful wildflowers or put in your compost.
Maalo is a brand that aims to help women feel stronger and more confident. They support organisations that are contributing to the development of women in different regions in Mexico. At the end of every year, during their busiest period, Maalo donates 10% of our revenue to NGOs that fits their values.
In 2020 Maalo supported Huellas Que Trascienden, an organisation that creates opportunities for female entrepreneurs in rural areas across Chiapas. Since 2021, Maalo have supported Fondo Semillas, a feminist movement that works with different organisations to fight gender violence and cultivate gender equality.
Maalo order and shipping details
Made to order in London, England, UK by Montserrat Alonso, founder of Maalo, and dispatched from her to you.
As each item is made to order, please allow time for your order to be created before dispatch. Each product listing specifies the required amount of time for the item to be created before dispatch.
If you require something by a particular date, please get in touch before ordering to see what might be possible. Orders containing multiple items will be shipped together within the longest specified timescale stated on the relevant listing.
Once your order has been dispatched, you will receive e-mail notification and tracking information. If you cannot find your confirmation e-mails, please check your spam folder.
Maalo offers global shipping via Royal Mail.
Standard | Signed for: £4.50 (free for orders over £150)
Special delivery | Tracked and signed for: £8.50 to £10.50 (order value dependent)
EU | Tracked and / or signed for (destination dependent): £13.50
Rest of the world | Tracked and / or signed for (destination dependent): £15.50
Royal Mail aims to deliver to Europe within 2 to 10 working days and worldwide within 5 to 14 working days.
Please be advised that buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. Maalo and Pearls & Pomegranates cannot be held responsible for any delays due to customs.
If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your purchase from Maalo, you can request a return within 14 days of receipt. The item must be in its original condition and be returned in the packaging provided. Items that show signs of wear or damage will not be accepted.
You will be responsible for returning the item to Maalo. We recommend sending the item with a tracked service as we cannot be held responsible for any lost items or delays. You can request a return by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.