ethical jewelry

ethical jewelry

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

Marc Choyt | Jun 22, 2022 | 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.

Featured Podcasts and Publications

Marc Choyt | Feb 16, 2022 | Ethical Outlooks
As part of our Activism and greater mission to spread awareness of ethical jewelry sourcing, Reflective Jewelry President Marc Choyt often writes freelance articles for trade magazines and appears on podcasts. A frequent topic is his 45,000 word investigative jounalist piece, the Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Lies, Damn Lies, and Conflict Free Diamonds, published in late 2018.

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.  

Responsible Jewellery Council: "A Trade Association"

Marc Choyt | Sep 18, 2020 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
In other words, the Council  is set up to seem like the Marine and Forest Council’s inviting a wide range of parties to the table. But ultimately, the Council is a trade organization.    This kind of specious reasoning—to emphasize one truth to hide a larger, more important truth, is a common theme in our exploration.

Epilogue

Marc Choyt | Sep 18, 2020 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
When a Native American Pueblo elder who I’m close to told me about how his grandmother was enslaved at a mine run by the Spanish, I recalled a report by about Rio Tinto by the London Mining network which described a mine being run under “virtual slave labor.”

 
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