Tuesday, 25 of April of 2017

Agate Rough


MEXICAN CRAZY LACE AGATE SLAB 47500CT rough jasper cab gem mineral rock
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NA Hand Select CADY MOUNTAIN SAND CANYON MOSS AGATE 29940CT Rough
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Rough Red Agate Stone 49oz A248
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NATURAL CLASSIC BIO COLOR MOSS AGATE 28375CT SLAB ROCK ROUGH GEMSTONE
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PURE NATURAL WONDERFUL MOSS AGATE SLAB ROUGH 24395Cts FANCY CAB RARE GEMSTONES
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MULTI COLOR MEXICAN LAGUNA LACE AGATE GARNET ROUGH 925 SILVER PENDANT J11383
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SUBLIME BIO COLOR MOSS AGATE NATURAL 17010CT SLAB ROCK ROUGH GEMSTONE
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60 Cts 100 NATURAL MOSS AGATE SLICE ROUGH LOOSE CABOCHON GEMSTONE S347
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60 Cts 100 NATURAL MOSS AGATE SLICE ROUGH LOOSE CABOCHON GEMSTONE S470
60 Cts 100 NATURAL MOSS AGATE SLICE ROUGH LOOSE CABOCHON GEMSTONE S470 $5.25
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65 Cts 100 NATURAL MOSS AGATE SLICE ROUGH LOOSE CAB GEMSTONE S413
65 Cts 100 NATURAL MOSS AGATE SLICE ROUGH LOOSE CAB GEMSTONE S413 $5.25
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1646G Beautiful natural red agate heart HOLE rough stone polishing Y2975
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999G Beautiful natural red agate heart rough stone polishing Y2252
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65 Cts 100 NATURAL MOSS AGATE SLICE ROUGH LOT LOOSE CAB GEMSTONE S446
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75 Cts 100 NATURAL MOSS AGATE SLICE ROUGH LOT LOOSE CAB GEMSTONE S390
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Key considerations in purchasing environmentally friendly jewelry.

Jewelry draws upon the earth and nature for many of its raw materials and often basic inspiration, but the process of making jewelry does not always have a positive impact on the environment. As in many areas, consumers are becoming increasingly sensitive to the environmental impact of the jewelry that they purchase and wear every day. They are seeking alternatives and challenging retailers and producers to be more aware of the impact that their products have on the environment and communities - this is ultimately what will drive real industry change.

If you're committed to making your life more "green", but aren't sure where to start when it comes to buying jewelry, some key considerations are outlined below. This list is not all-inclusive, but we hope it's a strong start to making your next jewelry purchase guilt-free!

o Sourcing practices

Metal:

- The jewelry industry relies heavily upon mining companies to generate raw materials for their products; unfortunately the mining process creates significant waste and contaminants, causing harm to the land and its inhabitants. A significant amount of metal (gold, silver, platinum, etc) is also mined by artisanal and small-scale mining operations which often cause environmental degradation and involve harmful labor practices such as child labor and exploitation of impoverished communities. 80% of the metal mined each year is used for jewelry, so it's a fact that can't be overlooked when considering the environmental friendliness of your jewelry.

- However, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that your jewelry is utilizing sustainable metal:

- Inquire with jewelers if they are using recycled metal. With so much metal already in circulation in finished product or raw material form, many jewelers use only recycled metals to create new products. This ensures that no further mining was required to create your new jewelry. And simply asking these questions reinforces to jewelers that their consumers care - if they're not using recycled metal, they will start once enough consumers ask!

- Sign the No Dirty Gold pledge. The No Dirty Gold campaign was started by Earthworks, a non-profit organization, with the intention of creating awareness of the negative environmental and social impacts of gold mining and forcing change in the industry. Learn more at nodirtygold.com.

- Look for No Dirty Gold signs at your jewelry store. Retailers are also playing a key role in instigating change in the mining industry.

Stones:

- Diamonds and the Kimberly Process. Conflict diamonds, sometimes called blood diamonds, are diamonds that are sold to fund the unlawful and illegal wars of rebel groups seeking to overthrow internationally recognized governments. In 2000, South African countries with a legitimate diamond trade began a campaign to track the origins of all rough diamonds, attempting to put a stop to blood diamond sales from known conflict areas. As a result, they developed the Kimberley Process, which documents and tracks all rough diamonds entering a participating country to assure manufacturers, retailers and consumers that the diamonds they are purchasing are conflict-free. There is still much debate regarding the effectiveness of the Kimberley Process as it has a fairly narrow focus (does not include cutting or polishing or colored gemstones), but it is a starting point for the industry to develop strong standards and promote change.

- Inquire with jewelers if they are using Kimberly certified diamonds and ask to see documentation on your particular products.

- Coral. Many jewelers utilize coral in their designs. However, coral are in great danger, suffering from overfishing due to high consumer demand, oil and gas exploration, invasive species, pollution and climate change. Coral is a vital part of our ocean habitats and eco-system, as marine fish depend on corals for food, safe havens from predators, and as areas of reproduction. Sadly, one-third of all reef-building corals are threatened with extinction; specifically the deep-sea species of red and pink corals also known as Corallium are in particular danger. Many jewelers have stopped using red coral entirely; Tiffany & Co. has a long-standing boycott on red coral.

- Avoid purchasing red coral jewelry - we know it's beautiful, but the earth's beauty is in jeopardy.

o Manufacturing practices

Local production

- As manufacturing costs in the US and other developed countries have risen, jewelry has increasingly moved to off-shore production in countries such as Bali, Thailand and China. While the economic impact may be positive for both jewelers and consumers, the environmental impact is typically negative. Off-shore production requires shipping product over great distances, increasing the carbon impact of your jewelry. Local manufacturing decreases the carbon footprint of your products while also creating viable economic opportunities for local artists. Furthermore, local production enables greater oversight of the quality of working conditions and payment of fair wages and benefits.

General facility practices

- Just because a company is local, doesn't mean that it's operating in an environmentally friendly manner. In particular, jewelry manufacturers should be concerned about using non-toxic substances wherever possible and maximizing waste/scrap collections to recycle metal. This should be in addition to basic green practices that all businesses should observe such as water usage reduction, recycling of office supplies, use of energy efficient products, such as lightbulbs, weather strips, etc. Review the websites of your favorite jewelers to research their green practices; if they don't mention anything about their practices, send them an email. Make your voice and concern heard!

ethicalmetalsmiths.org

madisondialogue.com

By Kathryn Money of Melissa Joy Manning, Inc.

Melissa Joy Manning designs, manufactures and sells designer fashion and fine jewelry.

http://www.melissajoymanning.com

I have some nice AZ agates, any advice. were to sell. What u should do to make rough agates more sell able?

What do your stupid rocks have to do with renting and real estate?