Bringing Sustainability to the Jewelry Sector

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Bringing Sustainability to the Jewelry Sector

The jewelry sector is a $76 billion industry in the United States alone. Increasingly, consumers across the board are seeking products that align with their social and environmental values. In this regard, jewelry is no different than other sectors. As more and more consumers become informed of the devastating social and environmental impacts associated with traditional jewelry, they are seeking out products that they can feel good about. It is only recently that consumers have responsible, ethical and sustainable options in jewelry. No longer do we have to sacrifice luxury for sustainability.



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Russian Diamonds for Conscious Consumers
We recently received an inquiry asking our opinion about whether or not we, at C5 company, believe Russian diamonds to be an alternative for conscious consumers. We posed the question to a few of our friends including Greg Valerio, one of the founders of Cred...
Jun 8, 2010 12:11 PM ET
New Eco-friendly Gold Hits Market
In a past post, we have explained the differences between the various karat golds. Now, I am happy to introduce 19K white gold as an exciting eco-friendly option. It is 4% more pure than 18K gold, made from 100% reclaimed gold and doesn't need to be rhodium plated. (...
Jun 7, 2010 1:00 PM ET
Coral is on its way to extinction, yet still used in jewelry.
Red and pink coral are among the world’s most valuable wildlife commodities but have been intensively fished for centuries to meet consumer demand for jewelry and curios. The United States alone imported 28 million pieces of red and pink coral between 2001 and 2008. More than 30 to 50 metric tons of Coralliidae is taken from the...
Apr 2, 2010 12:12 PM ET
Ethically Sourced and Lab-created Diamonds Offer Options for Conscious Consumers
The true value of diamonds lies not in the stone itself, but rather in the expression of love, happiness, commitment and pride that are often communicated through them. More important than the size or the brand on the diamond, is the story of partnership, hard work, or perhaps family, that the gem represents. Sadly, this has all but been lost in today’s society. Diamonds have become a...
Jan 19, 2010 9:00 AM ET
60 Minutes Exposes Devastation of Mining in Congo
Here is the link to the 60 Minutes segment (on CBS) about the fact that gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is funding one of the most horrifying wars in history. PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO! “When there are spikes in violence, it has something to do with...
Dec 4, 2009 1:30 PM ET