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Ethical Jewelry Exposé Press Release

Marc Choyt | Oct 16, 2018 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
Santa Fe, NM October 17, 2018: Reflective Jewelry announces the publication of the Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Lies, Damn Lies, and Conflict Free Diamonds written by its President, Marc Choyt. This is the first Exposé ever written by a jeweller about the jewelry industry. Choyt’s series of articles unmasks specious trade and consumer narratives behind one of the jewelry trade’s hottest trends.

Responsible Jewellery Council: "A Trade Association"

Marc Choyt | Sep 22, 2018 | 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.

Birth of the Ethical Jewelry Movement

Marc Choyt | Sep 21, 2018 | 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.

Table of Contents

Marc Choyt | Sep 21, 2018 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
We begin this Exposé with my call to action, The Ethical Jewelry Manifesto. This is followed by An Ethical Jewelry Parable: The Pure Water People,  followed by a brief introduction of small- and large-scale mining issues.

The Pure Water People Parable

Marc Choyt | Sep 21, 2018 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
As the roar of words draws to a crescendo, Grandpa stands up—and everyone goes silent. He takes his finger and points it straight out, then turns three hundred and sixty degrees. “We are already rich,” he says, quiet but firm. He sits back down.

 
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