Sunday, December 23, 2007

Are you dirty or are you green?

You've learned all about "blood diamonds" and how to take a stand against them, but have you thought about where your gold, platinum and silver comes from? Most of us have not. Now that being "green" is on everyone's list, it's time that the jewelry industry comes clean. Since about 80 percent of mined gold is used to make jewelry, we have to take notice and speak out. Mining for precious metals wreaks havoc on the environment and on workers and their communities.
There are two great websites that address this issue. Ethical Metalsmiths and No Dirty Gold. Please take a few moments to visit them and read more about this issue.

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