Ella Stein Polishing Lives with “Conflict-Free” Diamonds

If you've ever seen Titanic with Leonardo DiCaprio (playing Jack) and Kate Winslet (playing Rose), you've seen the famous ending where Rose drops the Heart of the Ocean blue diamond necklace into the ocean.  Many people have made hilarious parodies of that scene over the years.  But if you also remember the rest of the movie, …

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The more hearts you put out there, the more love you receive

Awhile ago, a piece of jewelry was able to pass down from the older generation to younger generation, and with that, there was a story and tradition that came with the rustic ring or jaded bracelet. One of my coworkers has this ring that was given to her from her grandmother, and when worn upside …

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Jewelry store 31Bits helps more than fill up your jewelry box

"31 Bits" is a Fair Trade jewelry shop that pays its workers in Bali and Uganda with fair wages, familial love, and individual respect.  However, none of that is possible without the support from the other side of the world.  And the support shouldn't only be verbal in front of a podium or written on …

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Instagram Accounts that I Follow for Fair-Trade, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Clothing or Products

Here is my list that I trust for information, inspiration, and community.  I included their mission statement that is included in their bio: @TheToteProject "Two best friends fighting modern day slavery. Our fair trade totes are made by trafficking survivors, for survivors. Please join us and #HoldOnToHope" @FairTradeUSA "Your Purchase Matters. Quality products, improving lives, …

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