Research Points to Need for Sustainability and Innovation in Jewelry Sector

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Research Points to Need for Sustainability and Innovation in Jewelry Sector

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Research Points to Need for Sustainability and Innovatio in Jewelry Sector http://www.fairjewelry.org/archives/2650

Summary

Two trends in consumer behavior that could possibly relieve much of the jewelry industry’s stress are being largely ignored by traditional jewelry retailers. The first trend points to better online options and the second to greater accountability and responsibility.

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 8:00am

It is no secret that the diamond industry has a long history of devastating social and environmental consequences. Despite the industry’s culture of secrecy, the Internet has provided consumers access to information creating a growing trend away from diamonds and toward greater accountability and responsibility.

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Keywords: Conflict-free Diamonds | Ethically Sourced | Fair-trade gems | Luxury | Recycled Gold | Sustainable | jewelry

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