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Reusing Old Gold To Make A New Wedding Ring

Marc Choyt | Nov 12, 2019 | 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.

Giving 20% Back Partners & Affiliates

Marc Choyt | Nov 08, 2019 | Ethical Outlooks
We are grateful to the following organizations who share our work and vision for a more just and sustainable world with their communities. Entering the code after their name at checkout means that we will donate 20% of the order (excluding diamonds) back to them.  

Giving 20% Back

Marc Choyt | Nov 01, 2019 | Ethical Outlooks
You can become a fund-raising partner and receive 20% of purchases gifted back to your nonprofit organization! It’s easy to implement. How much you want to participate is up to you. There is no cost involved, and you can leave the program at any time. 

Death of the Fair Trade Diamond

Marc Choyt | Nov 01, 2019 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
The irony is thick. With the Diamond Development Initiative, De Beers creates a monopoly on the new frontier of ethical diamonds: the traceable small-scale sector, the very sector that that they controlled during the ‘80s when millions were being killed. De Beers is, as this recent trade magazine article points out, implementing a strategy “in an effort to monopolize the market in diamonds tha

Why Fairtrade Gold Costs More

Marc Choyt | Oct 31, 2019 | Ethical Outlooks
The bottom line: with Fairtrade Gold, the people of the land control and benefit from the resources of the land. And you as a consumer can be completely confident that you are making a huge difference to certified mining communities and purchasing the most precious gold in the world.

 

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