You hear it mentioned on the TV and you read it online – most businesses are making an initiative to go green. Whether this is through making their methods more environmentally friendly or using more sustainable jewelry materials, it’s something on everyone’s radar.
With so many new sustainability terms emerging almost daily, it is hard to keep track. Luckily, our "Going Green Glossary" below will teach you everything you need to know about the terminology surrounding eco-friendly jewelry.
What is Eco-Friendly Sustainable Jewelry?
Eco-friendly sustainable jewelry uses recycled and natural materials. Any jewelry with small or no impact on the environment, including minimal carbon footprint is eco-friendly.
What is Recycled Metal?
Recycled metal is the process of reusing precious metals. Silver and gold are easily melted and transformed into a new piece of jewelry. Recycled jewelry materials don’t lose their qualities when they’re melted down and reused—which is perfect for the atmosphere (ethical dilemma solved!) and consumer.