Beyond Conflict-free: An overview of sustainable jewelry

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Beyond Conflict-free: An overview of sustainable jewelry

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Finally, an article that accurately explains sustainable jewelry.
Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 9:14am

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 7, 2010 - While many websites and women's magazine's are starting to cover the topic of "green weddings," only eco-lifestyle magazine, Eucalyptus, has accurately covered the topic of "sustainable jewelry."

Since the 2006 release of the movie Blood Diamond, consumers have been aware that the diamond trade is helping to fund armed conflict in some of the world's most impoverished countries. Unfortunately, little light has been shed on the myriad of other negative impacts associated with diamonds and traditional jewelry.

In its January issue, Eucalyptus enlightens readers to the environmental devastation caused by the jewelry sector. For example, they state that a single gold ring results in 30 tons of mine waste and 100 tons from a single 1-carat diamond. Metal mining in the US is the single largest toxic polluter as cyanide and mercury used to extract gold from the ore ends up in the water system.

Fortunately, the article Eco-bling Responsible Luxury, offers resources for consumers who don't want to sacrifice sustainability for luxury or vice versa. C5 company, is rapidly emerging as the leader in offering beautifully crafted jewelry with minimal social and environmental impact.