ethical gold

ethical gold

“Eco” Recycled Gold is a Greenwash BS Jewelry Lie

Marc Choyt | Jul 23, 2021 | Ethical Outlooks
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.

The Truth About Recycled Gold vs Fairtrade Gold

Marc Choyt | Feb 12, 2021 | Ethical Outlooks
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.

Why Fairtrade Gold and How it Works

Marc Choyt | Mar 16, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
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.

Birth of the Ethical Jewelry Movement

Marc Choyt | Jan 20, 2020 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
As we wove our way through traffic on the way to the airport, I learned of his family, who had been diamond diggers in a village of about seventy people. Soldiers walked in at first light, shouting. His mother telling him to run, run.