Natural Health Magazine points out – but I also learned this when I visited Tiffany & Co. in New York City over New Year’s weekend this year – mining for gold, silver, and diamonds digs up land and generates more toxic waste than any other U.S. industry, according to the EPA.
Tiffany & Co. has been taking a greener approach: It gets most of its gold and silver from one site in Utah without using cyanide-a chemical that separates metal from rock and can contaminate waterways. The company also banned coral from its jewelry to help preserve fragile reefs, and since 2003, it has sold only certified conflict-free diamonds.
I came home with quite a nice booklet along with my Tiffany’s Signature ring, which you can read about on my blog here.
Natural Health Magazine does a regular column called Conscious Choice, and you can see more topics here.