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Green Jewelry

Jewelry may be a pretty and precious gift, but it can also carry a very big environmental cost.  Mining for diamonds and gold leads to deforestation, contaminated rivers, large open pit scars on the Earth's surface, and pollution from mercury and cyanide.  In addition to the environmental problems, human rights violations are a serious concern- many miners work in poor conditions, sometimes even in slavery, and diamonds are often exchanged for weapons in developing countries.   So if you want to buy green jewelry, what are your options?   You may have heard of... read more

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