Sustainably Chic

Vroom-Vroom | Luxury Automobiles to Eco-Friendly Jewelry

FashionNatalie Kay


An all-women company based out of LA, CRASH is taking metal from some of the finest luxury cars which have been in minor accidents, and using it to create jewelry for both men and women. Christi Schimpke, the creator, thought of this idea when metal was at an all-time high, and saw the possibilities within her husband's body shop, Beverly Coachcraft. They specialize in collision repairs for late-model Mercedes-Benzs, BMWs, Audis, Bentleys, Porsches, Mini Coopers, Maseratis and more. Christi would see the jewel-like sheen within the luxury paint & chrome finishes, and her mind would wander in her silversmith studio. She knew something could be done with the discarded metals, but it would be a challenge. After months of experimenting with this new medium, CRASH was on the road to success. 

CRASH is something so unexpected! I mean, a bracelet made from a Porsche? Pretty amazing. What I love so much about CRASH, it is appealing to guys AND gals. Beautifully made cars turned into gorgeous cuffs, bangles, earrings, necklaces and accessories - what is there not to love? Cruise down this post to see what CRASH has to offer us conscious fashionistas, upcycling nerds and car enthusiasts. 

I'm wearing the Ferrari Triangle Necklace made from a Ferrari 458 {look this car up, it is stunning!} paired with a 14k gold chain and AAA smoky quartz briolette drop. Every piece of jewelry from CRASH has the car's named engraved on the back. This necklace is very feminine and dainty - a little different than its previous life! {One of my favorite parts about upcycling is how you can change the aesthetic so easily and create many different looks with one material.} It is so incredibly well made, light and versatile - plus, the tassel is such a chic touch. I can see why her customers are obsessed with CRASH! 

I wanted to pull a few of the pieces off their online store which I thought were eye catchers, and ones you would love, too! Another beautiful piece from the Ferrari collection is the Heart Necklace. It comes complete with a heart linked chain, and is perfect for a little extra 'I Love You' to someone special in your life. For the pup lover, portions of every sale goes towards The Rescue Train with the BMW "Paws for a Cause" Cuff. You can even engrave your furry friend's name on the inside! I'm sure there is a car enthusiast man amongst your family - the Porsche Cuff Links are calling their name {pst.. there are Tesla ones on the site, too!}. For the edgy gal, the Tesla Gold Spike Earrings are a favorite of Christi's. For every purchase, a portion of sales will go directly to charitable causes and each piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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