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No Kid Miners! Sustainably and Responsibly Sourced Gold

In the story about children mining gold in Africa, lots of you were interested in making sure your baubles and bling had no part of the sad practice of exploiting children to extract the precious metal. I am not afraid to be servicey so I found this brand that answers that accessory predicament.

It's called Love, Earth and it's a pilot project that's a collaboration of companies in the jewelry supply chain. Not just committed to protecting kids, the brand produces pieces that can be traced back to the ecologically-sustainable mine it cam from. Since every single gold ring made produces 20 tons of mining waste, and the processing makes thousands of gallons of cyanide, they've gone ultraresponsible and transparent, allowing you to track the entire history of the piece.

Want to know where to find the line? You may be surprised. . . To find out,


Oh, yeppy yep! Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart! I know a lot of you have complicated feelings about the chain, but this line of jewelry is pretty remarkable and groundbreaking.

Each piece you purchase from the store has a tracking number allowing you to trace the whole story, an important step in making the whole jewelry industry more accountable and responsible to people, the earth, and ladies who like to wear finery. Wal-Mart is looking to add similar responsible diamond jewelry in the future.

Do Wal-Mart's big goals to supply itself by 100 percent renewable energy, and the fact that they're using their might for good, make them better in your eyes?

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