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

Marc Choyt | Oct 15, 2020 | Fairtrade Gold
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.

15 Reasons You Should Buy Fairtrade Gold Jewelry vs Recycled Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Sep 18, 2020 | Fairtrade Gold
The most important question to ask your jeweler is: is this piece traceable from mine to market? And yes, this definitely applies to jewelers who use recycled gold wedding rings.

Making A Fairtrade Gold Wedding Ring By Hand In 11 Steps

Marc Choyt | Sep 09, 2020 | Fairtrade Gold
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:

"Eco-Friendly" Recycled Gold Infographic

Marc Choyt | Mar 18, 2020 | Fairtrade Gold
The more recycled paper we use, the fewer trees we cut down. True. The more recycled gold we use, the less we mine. False.

Fairtrade Gold vs Dirty Gold Infographic

Marc Choyt | Mar 17, 2020 | Fairtrade Gold
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

Why Fairtrade Gold and How it Works

Marc Choyt | Mar 16, 2020 | Fairtrade Gold
Many ASM miners survive on $1-2/day, and most are subject to unfair terms of trade—along with a lack of basic human rights protections...Exploited by middlemen, they rarely receive a fair price for their gold—and become ensnared in a cycle of poverty.

The Truth About Recycled Gold vs Fairtrade Gold

Marc Choyt | Mar 16, 2020 | Fairtrade Gold
It's a simple fact that recycling precious metals (like gold) is not the same as recycling plastic bottles or aluminum cans. To put it baldly, using recycled gold has absolutely no environmental or humanitarian benefits.

Macdesa Fairtrade Gold Offered at Reflective Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Mar 04, 2020 | Fairtrade Gold
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!

How We Give Back

Marc Choyt | Feb 07, 2020 | Fairtrade Gold
We are an activist jewelry company, and Santa Fe NM Green Business of the Year 2019. We’ve been promoting and campaigning for social and environmental justice, both in the jewelry sector and in our local community, for over fifteen years. 

Why Fairtrade Gold Costs More

Marc Choyt | Feb 01, 2020 | Fairtrade Gold
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.

 
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