eco-friendly jewelry

It’s hard to think of human products without a collective impact on our environment. I like to believe that my choice to minimize or avoid use of precious gems and metals makes my jewelry a little “greener”; however, base metals like copper and brass are also mined polluting our planet. Textiles, paper… yes, they also have their problems. So to draw the line somewhere, I’m calling “eco-friendly” those pieces in which more than half of its inputs don’t come from the mining industry.