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Eco-Friendly Jewelry: Is There Such A Thing?

First Posted: 12/01/10 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:55 PM ET

Mother Nature Network:

ny industrial jewelry mining can have numerous harmful negative impacts on the environment, ranging from erosion of the land, to leakage of harmful chemicals into the water supply, to the alteration of an entire ecosystem. And let's not forget about the carbon footprint of the heavy machinery that's used in the process. So yes, there most definitely is such a thing as eco-friendly jewelry -- that is, any jewelry that was mined with the least possible negative impact on the environment, or not mined at all.

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