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Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to think about how we as individuals can make a difference in the way we live our lives. One way to do that is by choosing sustainable and eco-friendly products when it comes to our jewellery. With the 2023 Earth Day just around the corner, it's time to start planning how we can do things differently to protect our planet. In this blog post, we’ll talk about why it’s important to choose ethical and sustainable jewellery, and how you can celebrate Earth Day in 2023 by choosing sustainable jewellery options.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is a global event celebrated each year on April 22nd. It is meant to promote awareness about environmental issues and inspire people to take action to protect the planet. Since its beginnings in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an international celebration that sees more than one billion people around the world taking part in activities.
How can I make a difference when shopping for Engagement Rings or other jewellery?
Apart from certified gemstones, you can also choose a wide range of lab grown diamonds from us. The technology used to create these diamonds means that they are completely conflict-free. Learn more about our lab grown diamonds from our previous blog: What is the difference between lab-made diamonds and natural diamonds? and Are Lab-Grown diamonds real?
Furthermore, as we hold onto items of sentimental value, many of us have jewellery pieces that sit idle in our homes, like your grandma's engagement ring. But what if those pieces could be upcycled or remodelled and transformed into something new that you will enjoy it every day? Here is an example from one of our customer!
Melting an old engagement ring and making it into a gold pendant
We understand the sentimental value of the customer's mum's old engagement ring, so we took the diamond out and melted the mount into a gold nugget and used the same metal to make a 'blob pendant' with an initial. It has the same feeling as that engagement ring but with a modern twist. The result is a pendant that you will love to wear every day!
With the rise of ethically conscious practices, this is now a reality. By repurposing your old jewellery pieces, you can create a unique piece that encapsulates your memories but also helps to reduce the amount of waste.
Why is it Important to Choose an Ethical Jeweller?
When shopping for jewellery, it’s important to consider the source of the materials and the way it was produced. It’s an effective way to reduce the negative environmental impact that traditional jewellery can have on the planet. For example, many mines used to source gemstones are not only damaging to the environment but also employ exploitative practices. Here at Holts, we are proud to supply diamonds and gemstones certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and we are an Accredited Ethical Member of the International Coloured Gemstone Association (ICA). With all of these, you can rest assured that your jewellery is not contributing to any negative environmental consequences. Read more about our sustainability approach here.
In conclusion, there are many ways we can make a difference in protecting our environment and celebrate Earth Day 2023. By choosing sustainable jewellery made with recycled gold along with ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones, we can help safeguard the environment, support ethical manufacturers, and look fantastic all at the same time. Moreover, repurposing and recycling old jewellery along with upcycling other materials can be rewarding and ultimately contribute to protecting our planet's health. Let us commit to taking small steps in protecting the planet, and together we can make a more significant difference for our planet.