ethical outlooks

Ethical Outlooks

The Fairest Diamond Ring Of All Method

Marc Choyt | Apr 26, 2017 | Ethical Outlooks
In the ideal world, we would source diamonds from a small-scale mining community, one that would build a vibrant local economy in a community. If that community also cut the diamonds, creating more local downstream business, people of the land would be able to fully benefit from the resources of their land.

The Fairest Ring Of All Method

Marc Choyt | Apr 21, 2017 | Ethical Outlooks
Now, I’m going to be a bit controversial here because leading brands in the US market push recycled gold as the choice for those conscious consumers concerned about the environment. And here’s why.

15 Reasons You Should Buy Fairtrade Gold Jewelry vs Recycled Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Sep 02, 2016 | Ethical Outlooks
The most important question to ask your jeweler is: is this piece traceable from mine to market? And yes, this definitely applies to jewelers who use recycled gold wedding rings.

Ethical Gold From The Legacy Mines in California

Marc Choyt | Apr 05, 2016 | Ethical Outlooks
The Sierra Club’s project is one of the most comprehensively hopeful projects I’m currently involved in. It addresses both the environmental and social impacts of legacy gold mines.

Reflections on Leading Opposition to A Gold Mine

Marc Choyt | Sep 01, 2014 | Ethical Outlooks
The selling of the opposition to a gold mine had to be rational, focused mainly on human impact, and tied to bottom line thinking.

Canadian Tribes First Gain Control Of Their Mineral Rights

Marc Choyt | Aug 14, 2014 | Ethical Outlooks
On June 26th, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in unanimously in favor of the Tsilhqot'in Nation. For the first time in history, the court granted title to their entire traditional lands. This decision went further in favor of First Nation groups than anyone ever anticipated. Mining companies are stunned and first nations are, according to the CBC, “ecstatic” over the decision.

American Gold Mining That Benefits Land And People

Marc Choyt | May 07, 2014 | Ethical Outlooks
This is an astonishing example of a new type of alliance with the ultimate goal of creating a transparent precious metal supply chain that is actually regenerative to the environment.

The Ambassador Movie: Exposing the Corrupt Central African Diamond Trade

Marc Choyt | Apr 10, 2014 | Ethical Outlooks
A few nights ago I streamed The Ambassador on Netflix, watching the film while hanging out at my home with my friend/gem supplier and newly minted movie star, Guy Clutterbuck. I had watched the film when it came out about a year and a half ago and wanted to see it again with Guy.

How The US Is The Center of Illegal Diamond Trading

Marc Choyt | Apr 09, 2014 | Ethical Outlooks
No one from the diamond sector has ever been charged or held responsible for the previous or current human rights atrocities associated with the diamond trade. The Kimberley Certification Scheme has become merely a marketing arm of the diamond sector, allowing illegal diamond trading to continue, as it has in the past, just as corrupt as ever.


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