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Bejeweled : The World of Ethical Jewelry (Hardcover)

Bejeweled : The World of Ethical Jewelry (Hardcover)

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"Jewelry . long associated with luxury . is also becoming a medium for social responsibility and ethical values. [The author] . an authority on ethical jewelry . profiles fifteen designers who are at the forefront of refashioning the medium for today's consumers."--Provided by publisher.Jewelry . long associated with luxury . is also becoming a medium for social responsibility and ethical values. Kyle Roderick . an authority on ethical jewelry . profiles fifteen designers who are at the forefront of refashioning
the medium for today's consumers.

In the wake of Charles Leavitt's insightful 2006 movie Blood Diamond . which told how conflict diamonds fund civil wars . the buying and wearing of ethically sourced and sustainably mined jewelry has become a priority in today's luxury market. Bejeweled is the first book to cover this timely subject. Profiling leading international designers who are at the forefront of the ethical jewelry movement . this beautifully photographed publication examines how an ancient art is powering a green revolution in chic jewelry for everyone.

Included are renowned designers such as Pippa Small . an early user of fair-mined gold . who employs local artisans to fabricate her one-of-a-kind pieces; Dewey Nelson . a Native American Hopi who incorporates 1 .000-year-old tribal motifs in his reclaimed-silver pieces; and Loren Nicole . whose jewelry features intricate hand-carved gemstones and 22-karat gold alloyed in the same formula used by ancient Roman goldsmiths. Illustrated with exquisite photographs of individual pieces . featured both alone and on celebrities . who are turning the red carpet "green" by wearing ethically sourced jewelry . Bejeweled is for all gemstone and design fans.
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