Eco-friendly Jewelry - Page 2
The lustrous Kamoka Pearl sourced by Brilliant Earth uses an ingenious free labor system by placing the oysters in specific zones where they can be gently cleaned by multiple species of tropical fish. Such labor and cost effective systems protect the eco-system by increasing various fish populations as it grows pearls that meet, if not exceed, industry standards.
Another issue in conventional pearl farming is the prevalent practice of using mussel nuclei which endanger the mussel population. Instead of using this conventional method of growing pearls, Brilliant Earth’s Kamoka Pearl is grown by using nuclei composed of mother of pearl from the very same oysters it cultivates.
According to Brilliant Earth, “This innovative and natural method avoids contributing to the loss of a species, and according to independent tests, produces triple the number of high-quality pearls. Because Kamoka Pearl has discovered that it can recycle the mother of pearl with no degradation in quality, it genuinely has discovered a naturally renewable resource.”
When both jewelry company and consumers buy recycled metals, it decreases the global demand for newly mined gold and diminishes the environmentally and socially destructive effects of mining. On the same note, buying pearls from Brilliant Earth will ensure that fish, oysters, and humans thrive as a collective.
Perhaps the most admirable ecological and social contribution of Brilliant Earth lies in the fact that this company not only protects its sources and gives the highest quality of jewelry to its customers, but that it also allows consumers to contribute when it shares 5% of its profits to support underdeveloped communities ravaged by the diamond industry.
The company is eco-friendly down to its packaging. The jewelry comes beautifully housed in a Rimu Wood case, made from wood sustainably harvested from New Zealand. All paper packaging is made from 35% to 65% post-consumer recycled material, and printed with soy or vegetable-based ink. They also offer an environmentally friendly gem and jewelry cleaner.
Brilliant Earth is a jewelry company that addresses environmental, labor, and community concerns, and so, true to it’s trademarked logo, it provides consumers “Luxury With A Conscience.”