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"Eco-Friendly" Recycled Gold Infographic

Marc Choyt | Aug 03, 2018 | Education
The more recycled paper we use, the fewer trees we cut down. True. The more recycled gold we use, the less we mine. False.

Gold Wedding Rings: 27 Points You Must Know Before You Buy

Marc Choyt | Aug 02, 2018 | Education
In this article you’ll get the real story on gold wedding bands and find all the information you need to help choose your perfect ring.

Custom Jewelry Design Process

Marc Choyt | Jun 27, 2018 | Education
When you envision this piece of custom jewelry, what do you see? Is it a fully fleshed-out idea, or a vague image shimmering on the horizon? Take your time with it. Remember the intimate symbolism of jewelry.

Paving the Way for Women in the Gem Industry, Thank You Auntie Shamsa

Jess Gantos | Apr 27, 2018 | Education
It has not been common for women to be miners in Tanzania, but there has been an increase of women miners over the years. Yet, still not as many as male miners.

Macdesa Fairtrade Gold Offered at Reflective Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Apr 27, 2018 | Education
While large-scale mining is about the politics of greed, small-scale mining is about survival. In context of Fairtrade, it is about the people of the land controlling and benefitting from the resources of the land!

Why Fairtrade Gold Costs More

Marc Choyt | Jan 17, 2018 | Education
The bottom line: with Fairtrade Gold, the people of the land control and benefit from the resources of the land. And you as a consumer can be completely confident that you are making a huge difference to certified mining communities and purchasing the most precious gold in the world.

Fairtrade Gold vs Fair Trade Gold: What's in a Name?

Marc Choyt | Oct 30, 2017 | Education
The only difference between the two exists in name only— it’s a matter of labeling dictated by Fairtrade International. Whereas ‘fair trade’ is a general term that can be used by anybody (and is not subject to trademark protection), ‘Fairtrade’ is a trademarked term owned by Fairtrade International.

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

Marc Choyt | Oct 29, 2017 | Education
The technique of making handmade two tone wedding rings is hundreds of years old. A modern day extension of a traditional jewelry techniques that were originally brought over from the Spanish Conquistadors who settled in the American Southwest over five hundred years ago.  

The Fairest Diamond Ring Of All Method

Marc Choyt | Apr 26, 2017 | Education
In the ideal world, we would source diamonds from a small-scale mining community, one that would build a vibrant local economy in a community. If that community also cut the diamonds, creating more local downstream business, people of the land would be able to fully benefit from the resources of their land.

The Fairest Ring Of All Method

Marc Choyt | Apr 21, 2017 | Education
Now, I’m going to be a bit controversial here because leading brands in the US market push recycled gold as the choice for those conscious consumers concerned about the environment. And here’s why.

 
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