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Michelle Obama's Mexico Bracelets: Eco-Friendly And Sustainable (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 06/20/2010 5:12 am   Updated: 05/25/2011 4:15 pm

The bracelets and bangles that First Lady Michelle Obama wore upon her arrival in Mexico last week were actually eco-friendly, sustainable jewels made by Monique Pean. According to this dish is veg:

Pean's pieces--considered "wearable art"--are created from 100% recycled gold supporting her belief that jewelry producers should reduce the demand for "dirty mining" of precious metals. Additionally each gem stone used in her creations was obtained through free-trade and are devastation and conflict free.

Pean donates ten percent of her profits to provide clean water wells in developing countries or to support Alaska Native art.

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Michelle also wore a necklace by Pean with a white suit later last week:

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The necklace is made from found fossilized woolly mammoth ivory.

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