Take the pledge!
I pledge, whether for myself or gift-giving, to choose jewelry crafted from plant seeds or lab-created gems. I will only keep mined pieces received in the past with sentimental value and will gift away, to loved ones or good causes, jewelry comprised of mined stones.
Hazel Henderson Pledge
“As creator of the EthicMark® GEMS, I pledge, whether for myself or gift-giving, to always opt for jewelry crafted from plant seeds, naturally occurring stones or lab-created gems. I will only keep mined pieces received in the past with sentimental value and will continue, as I have already, to gift away jewelry comprised of mined stones. I will also donate pieces to fundraising efforts which address the injustices and environmental degradation of mining.”
~ Hazel Henderson
Rosalinda Sanquiche Pledge
“I personally pledge to never purchase a mined stone for jewelry. Of the jewelry I currently own, I will only keep those pieces received as gifts with deep sentimental value. I will ask my loved ones to refrain from mined stones as gifts, and I will encourage them for themselves or gift-giving to explore the many beautiful, conflict-free, cruelty-free options available.”