Profiles of two of the industry’s leaders in responsible sourcing
By Shawna Kulpa
Consumers love a good story, and jewelry, with its sparkling gemstones, storied history, and romantic underpinnings, has lent itself to many an intriguing tale. But there’s also a side of the jewelry industry that doesn’t make for a good story—one where precious metals are mined by enslaved labor or underage children in deplorable conditions, where gemstones fund wars and terrorist activities. And for consumers who learn more about those stories, jewelry quickly loses its luster.