When you’re trying to be environmentally and socially responsible in your everyday life, you’re sure to find it isn’t always easy. We’ve heard more these days about diamond, gold and silver mining practices, for instance, but where do you go for jewelry that is as responsible as you aim to be? I’ve recently discovered Brilliant Earth, a wonderful online jewelry store that makes it easy to be green (and gold, and silver…)! At Brilliant Earth you can even create your own conflict-free engagement ring. (I’d highly recommend starting your marriage conflict free.) Or purchase a special gift made of reclaimed silver. All of their diamonds come from Canada and Namibia, ethically mined. Recycled gold and silver are used in crafting their pieces, and 5% of the company’s profits go towards helping African communities who have suffered from unethical mining practices.
But how does the jewelry look? Stunning! Shoppers will find rings, necklaces, and precious gemstones in a variety of classic and contemporary gold and silver settings. If you look at the image to the left, you’ll see a lovely piece made of reclaimed silver – the Personalized Charm Necklace. One side shows the image of a heart or a lotus flower, the other the initial of someone special. The double pendant hangs on a silver 18″ cable chain. A great gift for a first-time mother, a wife or girlfriend, or perhaps yourself! Brilliant Earth is giving away one Personalized Heart Charm Necklace to a dkMommy Spot reader! (similar to Lotus necklace shown here; $90 Retail.) The winner will choose the initial they’d like. Ready to enter? Of course you are – because you’re brilliant too.
Multiple Options for Multiple Entries:
1.) Just visit Brilliant Earth and tell me what else you liked or learned there. (You may enter once a day.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.
2.) Blog about, Twitter, and/or Subscribe! Get an extra entry for each of these activities. Just leave a separate comment for each, giving me a link to your blog post, your Twitter name, and/or a note saying you’re a subscriber. SUBSCRIBE HERE!
(Psst! My Twitter name is dkMommy.)
Feel free to do all four to gather multiple entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Monday, July 20, 2009, to enter.