People often ask why I never wear jewelry.
Gold jewelers, activists urge clean karat buys
By SUSAN SALISBURY
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
It’s hard to believe that the gleaming gold rings, earrings and other jewelry we wear were once part of a rock within the earth.
It takes a lot of rock, too. A single gold ring leaves 20 tons of mine waste behind, says Earthworks, an international mining reform group based in Washington.
I do have a pair of tiny gold stud earrings that I bought long ago and I wear those occasionally. The article suggests that you buy second hand jewelry or have old gold jewelry melted down and redesigned.
EARTHWORKS has a No Dirty Gold campaign. If you have to buy jewelry, buy from a company that has signed the No Dirty Gold pledge.
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