Thursday, March 6, 2008

Impact Tip - Jewelry with a conscience

My friend Emilie shared this information with me and I think it is something that can benefit everyone...great for gifts or wedding bands.

Dawes Design is a jewelry designer creating beautiful designs with recycled gold and conflict-free stones. The designs are truly unique and beautiful! There are some suggestions for bridal bands that are stackable and will really make a statement about your commitment and your style. Check out her site to learn more about her designs and impact.

I love this quote by the designer..."I want to add something to this world, not take it away. Becoming a mother has been the most profoundly meaningful and spiritual experience I have ever come to know. It has changed the way I perceive our future and how important it is to the commitment to a socially and environmentally responsible lifestyle."

I am sure some, but not all of you, are aware of the conflict related to diamond mines and the intense resource extraction that is associated with gem mining. This website provides a brief summary of some of the issues surrounding diamond mining in Africa.

Currently there are many available gems already in the market that are used or in pieces that are no longer valued, those gems can be used to make new pieces thus reducing the need for more mining and the harsh side effects of the process.

So make and impact and support jewelers like Dawes Design!

Also, don't forget that the Brides Against Breast Cancer show is tomorrow and Saturday here in Chicago so check out their site for more details.


LaCour said...

What a great idea and company! I love this! Thanks for sharing this information Tina! Love you, see you in a few days! ~ Erin

Meg said...

I love that quote... I wish more people thought about life that way! .. Love the blog and especially love the photos- Meg