If you’re thinking of giving jewelry for Valentine’s Day try to find sustainable jewelry. Estate jewelry is a smart way to green your gift, it’s the ultimate in recycling. Did you know you could buy recycled gold, silver, platinum and diamond jewelry? Mining tends to be very hard on the environment and by jewelers using recycled metals and stones it saves on resources. Something else to keep in mind is knowing the source of stones, diamonds in particular (think of the movie Blood Diamond), and look for conflict free diamonds from Botswana, South Africa and Canada. Also consider local artisans creating unique designs from semi-precious stones, crystals, blown glass or recycled/repurposed materials. Remember, you can still be kind to the Earth while giving bling.
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