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Ethical and Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

By making conscious choices with each element of your wedding, you can minimize the environmental impact of the big event while supporting good causes along the way.

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What's the Difference between Gold Plated and Gold Filled?

Posted on January 09, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

While both gold-plated and gold-filled items are typically less expensive than solid gold items, there is a significant difference of durability between the two.

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Jewelry Semantics: Why Jewelry Can't Be Advertised As Made in America

Posted on November 10, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

For a company to legally label their products “Made in the USA,” the process can be a bit complicated, however. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a marketer may only label its product as such if it can “substantiate that all components of a product—including natural resources—originated in the U.S.” (MJSA).

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How To Choose an Eco Friendly Engagement Ring

Posted on June 26, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

In celebrating our commitment to each other, we share the implicit knowledge that our union is one of shared benefits. We symbolize this with the engagement ring. Of course, we want to be sure that the joy it brings us doesn’t come at the price of others’ suffering. Although jewelers across developed nations have taken great strides to offer greener options, it’s still wise to inform yourself on the nuances of an eco-friendly ring.


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