Category >> Green Jewels

Made in America Labeling Conundrum Meets Good Wordsmithing
Posted on July 4, 2013
In case you haven't felt the growing heat of our industry's ire at the FTC's Country of Origin Labeling let me be the first to tell you.. it's hot. Manufacturers are quite upset that they are not allowed to label the jewelry they make here on our shores as "Made in America." But there's no sense in arguing and debating whether this should be so because the FTC says it IS so. So we have to get creative with our copywriting skills. We need good wordsmithing. As Peggy Jo Donahue of MJSA said recently on a Linkedin MJSA discussion forum: "The FTC has a guideline related to "Made in the USA" that affects all manufacturing industries in general, not just ours. For a product to be advertised or marked as simply "Made in the USA", the FTC says that all or virtually all of its... Read More
Palladium Alliance Taps Vivian Westwood for Jewelry Line
Posted on January 19, 2011
Palladium Alliance International is teaming with Dame Vivienne Westwood to launch a collection of jewelry inspired by nature, reports by Samantha Conti in WWD Issue 01/18/2011. The limited edition “Get a Life” Palladium Collection will make its debut at London Fashion Week in February, and the designs will be sold exclusively at Westwood’s boutiques in London and Los Angeles starting in the spring, PAI told WWD. Palladium is a precious metal that comes from the same family as platinum, and is known for its natural whiteness and light weight. Generally, palladium costs less than platinum, although the prices for both metals are set to rise over the next five to 10 years as... Read More
jewelry_cycle exhibition: Artists Discover Hidden Sparkle in the Discarded
Posted on November 2, 2008
Holy Mother Board, Batman... it's jewelry! Jewelry_cycle is an educational showcase of wearable treasures made from re-cycled circuit boards on exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design until January 4, 2009. Circuit boards contain precious metals, such as copper, silver and gold, which add a precious element to what would otherwise be considered e-waste. The curators, Christine Dhein and Christophe Koch, along with invited artists Shana Astrachan, David Casella, Reed Easley, Aimee Golant, Kelly Nederman and emiko oye discover the hidden potential and transform these materials to create brilliant, sparkling jewels. Christine hopes that this recycled jewelry collection will “inspire visitors to appreciate the potential value of discarded objects in a new... Read More
notes on Green Jewelry aka Eco, Recycled, Reclaimed, Clear Concscious, Conflict Free Jewelry
Posted on September 27, 2008
My memory is lapsing as I try to recall all the who, what and where we stand on green, eco, recycled, reclaimed, clear conscious, conflict free  gems and jewelry. So, I think in order to help me and you all keep track I'll just put some notes here and update as necessary. Please feel free to add more in the comments section and I'll repost as we build new info. This is not intended to be the full explanation and source (so no snarking if I missed something!) but rather a primer and list of resources for us all to be able to refer to quickly.    Fine Jewelry Designers making big initiatives in Green Jewelry: Marc Choyt, Reflective Images Jewelry, founder of Lori Bonn & Bill Gallagher of Lori Bonn Jewelry, launched Clear Conscious... Read More