29 May '11, 2am

Eco-friendly jewellery by Green Karat | Eco-Friendly Fashion

Eco-friendly jewellery by Green Karat | Eco-Friendly Fashion

There has been a lot of talk recently about the environmentally and socially destructive practice of extracting precious gems and metals from the earth, in particular 'blood' diamonds. The mining industry is by its very nature an ecological 'taker' and the pressure is coming on jewellery makers to deliver more eco-friendly choices for discerning jewellery consumers. Green Karat is a jewellery company that is on a mission to help transform the jewellery industry into an ecologically responsible one. They say that while mining continues at a pace of 2,500 tons a year, 80% of which is used by the jewellery industry, plenty of gold is simply sitting idle: ''In fact, we estimate that there is enough gold above ground (already mined) to satisfy all demands of the jewellery industry for the next 50 years''. Their fabulous jewellery, available in traditional designs as well as cus...

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