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Men’s Comfort Fit Wedding Bands: An Essential Guide

Marc Choyt | May 21, 2020 | Wedding
A quality classic comfort fit ring would measure 2mm from the interior center of the ring to the exterior center. But the edges of the domed wedding band might measure 1.7mm from front to back. With a standard 8mm ring, there would be 8mm of metal touching your skin. But if that same ring were comfort fit band, you’d have about 3mm touching your skin.

Reflective Jewelry During COVID-19

Marc Choyt | May 19, 2020 |
We have many, many items in stock and our jewelers can work from home. Like every small business these days, we welcome all work!

Reusing Old Gold To Make A New Wedding Ring

Marc Choyt | May 19, 2020 | 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.

The Ultimate Brilliant Earth Review: Bullsh*t, or Ethical Jewelry Leaders?

Marc Choyt | May 15, 2020 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
Honestly, a small-scale gold miner in Kenya or Peru could not care less about an “ethical” recycled gold wedding ring shipped to you in a recycled paper or wooden box. This ring has zero impact on their lives, and by choosing it over a Fairtrade Gold wedding ring, you are essentially supporting the status quo.

Chief Bev Sellers On Mining, Activism and Cultural Resiliency

Marc Choyt | May 12, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
My sister, among many of my family, is a hunter. Because of the impact of mining on water and plants, some deer and moose liver are spotted from disease. Organ meat is where you first see the damage. My sister had to leave a whole moose in the bush because it was full of sores, something no one in our community had seen before.

 

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