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Your Recycled Gold Wedding Ring Adds 18 Grams of Mercury to the Environment

Marc Choyt | Apr 04, 2019 | Ethical Outlooks
We cannot influence large-scale gold mining. It is the politics of greed. What we can do is focus on the small-scale producers. That is the politics of bread. As long as they are out there mining, the only truly ethical path forward is to help these people mine in a way that supports them to live with dignity while minimizing environmental impact. 

Giving 20% Back

Marc Choyt | Jan 21, 2019 | Ethical Outlooks
You can become a fund-raising partner and receive 20% of purchases gifted back to your nonprofit organization! It’s easy to implement. How much you want to participate is up to you. There is no cost involved, and you can leave the program at any time. 

Making A Fairtrade Gold Wedding Ring By Hand In 11 Steps

Marc Choyt | Jan 14, 2019 | Makers World
 Over the last several years, due to the unavailability of Fairtrade gold rings in the US, we have been making them 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:

Fairtrade Gold vs Dirty Gold Infographic

Marc Choyt | Dec 03, 2018 | Ethical Outlooks
The difference between Fairtrade Gold and dirty gold runs deep. Let this handy infographic be your guide! Each link sends you to a short article explaining the aspect in question in a bit more detail. #NoDirtyGold

Ethical Jewelry Exposé Press Release

Marc Choyt | Oct 16, 2018 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
Santa Fe, NM October 17, 2018: Reflective Jewelry announces the publication of the Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Lies, Damn Lies, and Conflict Free Diamonds written by its President, Marc Choyt. This is the first Exposé ever written by a jeweller about the jewelry industry. Choyt’s series of articles unmasks specious trade and consumer narratives behind one of the jewelry trade’s hottest trends.

 

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