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Our Ethical Diamond Sources: Canadian Mined, Recycled, and Lab Grown Diamonds

Marc Choyt | Apr 05, 2020 | Makers World
There’s a lot of discussion about lab grown diamonds being more “eco-friendly” than mined diamonds. In truth, this depends on where the lab grown and mined diamond were originated. There’s a huge difference between a small-scale miner finding a diamond in the dirt versus a full-on industrial operation that exists in the Northern territories of Canada.

The Ultimate Brilliant Earth Review: Bullsh*t, or Ethical Jewelry Leaders?

Marc Choyt | Apr 01, 2020 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
Honestly, a small-scale gold miner in Kenya or Peru could not care less about an “ethical” recycled gold wedding ring shipped to you in a recycled paper or wooden box. This ring has zero impact on their lives, and by choosing it over a Fairtrade Gold wedding ring, you are essentially supporting the status quo.

Reusing Old Gold To Make A New Wedding Ring

Marc Choyt | Mar 26, 2020 | Makers World
Reusing gold to make a new ring is very possible and has certain design requirements. At Reflective Images Jewelry, we fabricate custom wedding rings by hand and we commonly fuse different types of precious metals together. Recasting old metal, however, can pose difficult challenges due to the fickle unpredictable nature of heat interacting with precious metals and their unknown alloys.

Reflective Jewelry During COVID-19

Marc Choyt | Mar 26, 2020 |
We do have many items in stock and our some of our jewelers can work from home. The situation is very fluid and changing every day. Like every small business in our situation, we will very much need work.

Making A Fairtrade Gold Wedding Ring By Hand In 11 Steps

Marc Choyt | Mar 18, 2020 | Makers World
 Over the last several years, due to the unavailability of Fairtrade gold rings in the US, we have been making them in our studio, using old world methods that relatively few jewelers even know how to utilize today. Below we’ve illustrated the step-by-step process of making one of our Classic Comfort Fit flat top bands:

 

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