If you read our previous post on the Damage of Blood Diamonds, this post will excite and empower you with real, tangible places to shop whose aim is the change the world in spite of the tragic blood diamond circumstances.
Places You Can Shop for Ethical Diamonds and Jewelry
Every Ethical Ring Gives 2 People Clean Water, for Life. They use recycled metals since mining of precious metals can be environmentally destructive, and many mines operate with a disregard for the indigenous peoples and humane practices.
They specialize in conflict-free jewelry from Canada and 5 percent of their profits are donated to a fund to benefit local African communities harmed by the diamond industry. Their mission is to cultivate a more ethical, transparent, and sustainable jewelry industry. They hold true to their values of awareness and transparency by carefully tracking their diamonds’ origins. They go beyond the usual standard to guarantee that their diamonds originate from ethical and environmentally responsible sources.
Their mission is to create one of a kind jewelry using ethically sourced diamonds and environmentally responsible sourcing. They only use conflict free diamonds/gemstones and research all our diamonds origins, to create awareness, give back to community, protect the environment and improve livelihoods.” They are dedicated to socially-conscious and eco-friendly fine jewelry using the highest quality materials that are produced responsibly.
They are aware that almost 20 tons of ore is required to produce a single engagement ring and that many mines emit destructive substances such as cyanide and mercury, polluting nearby rivers and streams. Mining of precious metals has also been associated with inhumane labor practices and severe disregard for the indigenous communities in the areas surrounding the mines. As part of their commitment to maintain the highest standards of environmental responsibility, all of their engagement rings and fine jewelry are comprised of 100% recycled precious metals. By using recycled gold, platinum, and silver, they are decreasing the global demand for newly mined precious metals, thereby exhibiting our staunch support for ethical standards in jewelry production. Their recycled metals are gathered from post-consumer sources and refined back to their original, pure elements so that there is no degradation in quality.
Leber Jeweler Inc. was the first jewelry store to offer guaranteed conflict-free diamonds in the 1990s. They remain at the forefront in addressing this very important subject.
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