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Small Jewelers Now Able to Use "Fairtrade"-Certified Gold, Silver

Small jewelers, goldsmiths, silversmiths and artists in the UK can now rest easy about their materials, thanks to the Fairtrade Foundation. Newly launched, The Goldsmiths Registration…

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Children's Lives Are at Risk in Tanzania's Gold Mines, Says New Report

Photo by Zama Coursen-Neff for Human Rights Watch Children as young as eight are risking their lives daily by working in Tanzania’s small-scale gold mines, according to a new…

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Precious Surface: A Technology that Embeds 24-Karat Gold Into Fabrics

PRECIOUS SURFACE \ˈpreshəs ˈsərfis\ n 1 a: A patented infusion technology that deposits 24kt gold into leather, silk, or fur, leaving the material texture unchanged. b: A…

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Top 7 Bizarre Eco-Fashion Stories of 2012 (Vote for the Weirdest!)

Want to do the time warp with us? Check out the most bizarre eco-fashion stories of 2011… …

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U.K. Scientists Change the Color of Gold Without Chemical Treatments

Photo by Shutterstock Sure, we have rose gold, white gold, and well, gold gold, but what if you could have red, blue, green, or even purple gold without chemically altering the precious…

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Would You Pay $120 for a Temporary Tattoo Made From 24K Gold?

Dior has a limited-edition collection of temporary tattoos that’s definitely not for the kiddies. Derived from 24-karat gold leafing, the the jewelry-like “Grand Bal”…

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"Rumplestiltskin" Bacteria Digests Toxic Liquid, Poops 24-Karat Gold

MODERN ALCHEMY Kashefi and Brown have achieved the seemingly impossible: producing one of the world’s most valuable substances out of dross. Their installation, The Great Work of…

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10 Bizarre Natural Beauty Treatments That Freak Us Out Big Time

SNAKE VENOM Simulated viper’s venom may be a bit of a fake out in the natural beauty stakes, but it’s by no means any less mind-boggling. “Syn-Ake” is the key…

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Amara Gold Debuts Collection of Recycled Precious-Metal Jewelry

GOOD AS GOLD Beyond its sustainable mission, Amara strives to offer unique pieces through exclusive partnerships with independent designers. Award-winning jeweler Maria Canale, heads…

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World's First Fair-Trade, Fair-Mined Gold Launches in the U.K.

TAINTED LOVE Whether it’s bling on a rapper or the luminous band of an engagement ring, gold is seen as a symbol of love, power, and wealth across much of the planet. In fact, we…

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