Posted on June 7, 2010 by 3BL Media
In a past post, I explained the differences between the various karat golds. Now, I am happy to introduce 19K white gold as an exciting eco-friendly option.
19K is 79.2% pure reclaimed gold as confirmed in writing by the supplier (Argen). The color is a stable gleaming white on par with platinum. The best part about it is that it doesn’t need to be rhodium plated! Rhodium plating uses various harmful and toxic chemicals that typically end up in the environment.
The reason that it stays the same color is because of the content of the alloy. The mixing of gold, nickel and zinc together (when it is melted to form the karat gold grain) produces the finished product.
Unlike rhodium plating, which is layered on forming a thin skin of whiteness over the off colured white gold (old style ), the color of the 19kt ultra white always remains the same. Not a layered colouring, but the color is set up in the grain structure of the metal. It will always remain the same color.
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Posted on December 21, 2009 by 3BL Media
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) December 21, 2009 – Sulusso, the premier online retailer of sustainable jewelry, announced today that Kyler by Joy O will now be featured on the site.
Kyler is the latest endeavor of San Francisco-based jewelry designer Joy Opfer, whose jewelry is a favorite among celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, and Jessica Alba.
Instead of seeing alternative materials such as recycled stainless steel or reused glass as obstacles, Joy recognized that using these materials she could create more sustainable jewelry alternatives with great designs while using minimal resources. Helping the jewelry and fashion industry to be carbon neutral is indeed one of her motivations.
Kyler is handmade in the United States with recycled and recyclable materials like stainless steel, 14k gold fill, sterling silver, black zinc, and artisan glass, all chosen with our planet in mind.
Kyler by Joy O jewelry starts at just $50.
Sulusso, which means “On Luxury” in Italian, is the premier online marketplace dedicated to sustainable jewelry. All of the items featured on the site are crafted by artisans and designers committed to creating fine jewelry with minimal social and environmental impact.
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Posted on October 7, 2009 by 3BL Media
Corporate Social Responsible News: Dow Corning’s Green Innovation Portfolio; CRO’s Summit Conference; Sulusso’s Sustainable Jewelry
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Posted on September 24, 2009 by 3BL Media
Corporate Social Responsible News: Lowe’s School Grants; IBM’s Iowa Initiative; C5′s Sustainable Jewelry
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