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

Marc Choyt | Jun 22, 2022 | Ethical Outlooks
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.

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE to LGBTQ+ Wedding Rings + Engagement Rings

Kyle Abram | May 26, 2022 | Wedding
Picking out a surprise engagement (or “mangagement”) ring is, in our opinion, particularly thrilling. Imagine, for a moment, the look on their face when you pull out the ring that not only fits them perfectly, but stylistically, is exactly what they would have chosen for themself. You will score romance points that will last well past the honeymoon...maybe even beyond the paper anniversary! Every

Making A Fairtrade Gold Wedding Ring By Hand In 11 Steps

Marc Choyt | May 23, 2022 | Makers World
We make many of our gold and two tone rings in our studio, using old world methods that relatively few jewelers even know how to utilize today. Below we’ve illustrated the step-by-step process of making one of our Classic Comfort Fit flat top bands:

What to Do with Old Jewelry

Marc Choyt | May 23, 2022 | Makers World
If you’re looking for ideas to repurpose old or vintage jewelry, or are wondering what to do with old gold jewelry, the sky’s the limit! Aside from melting gold jewelry into new jewelry, or redesigning a wedding ring into a new style, there are a few other options.

How to Repurpose Old Jewelry into New Jewelry

Marc Choyt | May 23, 2022 | Makers World
Every day we’re contacted by people across the US wanting to do a jewelry redesign project. Most of our upcycling old jewelry is for talismanic reasons.  Redesigning an old wedding ring worn by a grandfather or grandmother or using old diamonds in a new ring allows you to wear the connection to your ancestors.   Plus, with record high gold prices, melting old jewelry into jewelry now saves m