"A good diamond however small, is a possession to be prized for generations." - Harry Winston

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Green with Envy

In honor of Earth Day 2010 I thought that I would share with you an amazing eco-chic jewelry designer and a retail store dedicated to providing quality, fostering change and promoting growth.

Monique Pean was raised in Washington DC and credits her passion and inspiration to her worldly travels to places like Russia, Haiti, Malawi and Egypt.
Monique Pean fine jewelry is a luxury collections that emphasizes the importance of sustainability. She only uses reusable gold in the hopes of reducing the demand for the dirty mining of precious metals. Monique also utilizes fair-trade and conflict free stones.

With any purchase of her collection a percentage goes to support Alaska native art and culture or to provide clean water wells to developing communities.

With this beautiful piece, part of her The "Charity Water" collection Pean combines recycled gold, conflict free precious stone and diamonds.

This Ivory and Rough diamond necklace features almost 200cts in rough diamonds, 5.20ct in white diamonds in 18k recycled gold with a price tag of $22,800!

Brilliant Earth is based out of San Fransisco CA and grew out of the frustration of not being able to find a reliable source to guarantee a conflict diamond. They guarantee the best quality from the purest resources, the pride themselves on educating the consumer all while supporting those countries who have been affected by the diamond industry.
This anniversary ring is from their Luxe Antique eternity collection, its approximately 1ct conflict free diamonds set in 18k white gold. And in honor of Earth Day they are giving away a "Green on the inside" charm necklace with every purchase. The also dedicate 5% of their profits to work on "rectifying past injustices of the jewelry trade".

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