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Ethical Gold Jewelry Manufacturing using Recycled Gold

Did you know in order to get one single ounce of gold out of the earth, miners need to dig up and haul over 40 tons of rock to a processing plant? Think of the energy alone to extract all those raw materials. But that's just the first step; next they must use diluted cyanide to separate the gold from the unwanted rock. Then more energy is used to process the gold, form it into bars and transport all over the world. If you think paying $100 for your luggage weighing over 50lbs at the airport is excessive, imagine what the bill to transport a suitcase full of gold bars would cost!

At Luxe we love gold and jewelry, but we love the earth and doing our part to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible is very important to us. The gold used in our gold chains is from recycled sources. What does that mean exactly? Gold is recycled from old jewelry mostly, but also from circuit boards inside computers, and other industrial uses. Recycled gold uses a small fraction of the carbon based energy that would be needed to discover and process gold from new sources. Of course the gold is purified 99.9999% before it is made into karat gold (10K, 14K and 18K). So you get a necklace you can be proud to wear and feel good about at the same time. Keep rocking those Luxe gold chains!

John @ Luxe October 24, 2013 0 tags (show)
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