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Our Ethical Diamond Sources: Canadian Mined, Recycled, and Lab Grown Diamonds

Marc Choyt | Sep 13, 2019 | Makers World
There’s a lot of discussion about lab grown diamonds being more “eco-friendly” than mined diamonds. In truth, this depends on where the lab grown and mined diamond were originated. There’s a huge difference between a small-scale miner finding a diamond in the dirt versus a full-on industrial operation that exists in the Northern territories of Canada.

Featured Podcasts and Publications

Marc Choyt | Sep 07, 2019 | Ethical Outlooks
As part of our Activism and greater mission to spread awareness of ethical jewelry sourcing, Reflective Jewelry President Marc Choyt often writes freelance articles for trade magazines and appears on podcasts. A frequent topic is his 45,000 word investigative jounalist piece, the Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Lies, Damn Lies, and Conflict Free Diamonds, published in late 2018.

Two Tone Wedding Rings: 15 Critical Facts To Know Before Purchasing

Marc Choyt | Sep 06, 2019 | Wedding
This article on two tone engagement rings and wedding bands will cover four general areas: Gender, Metal Choice, Fabrication, and Ethics. Best of all, you’ll learn not only critical things to consider, but also insider information that many jewelers would not tell you because it goes against their financial interests

White Gold Wedding Rings: 27 Essentials You Must Know Before You Purchase

Marc Choyt | Sep 03, 2019 | Wedding
When you’re looking for a white gold wedding ring, I think you’ll agree with me that it can be hard to find the trusted information you need. It’s hard to even know which questions to ask when purchasing this talismanic and important piece of jewelry. Here, you’ll get the real story on white gold wedding and engagement rings from my twenty-five years of being a jeweler.

Reusing Old Gold To Make A New Wedding Ring

Marc Choyt | Aug 30, 2019 | Makers World
Reusing gold to make a new ring is very possible and has certain design requirements. At Reflective Images Jewelry, we fabricate custom wedding rings by hand and we commonly fuse different types of precious metals together. Recasting old metal, however, can pose difficult challenges due to the fickle unpredictable nature of heat interacting with precious metals and their unknown alloys.

 

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