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Boycott Conflict Free Diamonds

Marc Choyt | Jan 05, 2021 | Ethical Outlooks
Using the term “conflict free diamonds” is a denial of history, an affirmation that you can kill millions of people and get away with it. Not one person in the diamond sector has ever been personally held accountable for wars funded by diamonds in the ‘80s and ’90s. The term “conflict free diamonds” is the same as saying “Black African lives don’t matter.”

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

Marc Choyt | Dec 07, 2020 | 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.

Reflective Jewelry During COVID-19

Marc Choyt | Dec 01, 2020 |
Our gallery and workshop are Now Open! You can call or visit us from 10 to 5, MST, Monday through Saturday.

Giving 20% Back Partners & Affiliates

Marc Choyt | Nov 18, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
We are grateful to the following organizations who share our work and vision for a more just and sustainable world with their communities. Entering the code after their name at checkout means that we will donate 20% of the order (excluding diamonds) back to them.  

What to Do with Old Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Nov 10, 2020 | 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.

 

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