2 Make sure the jewellery is ethically sourced
As conscious consumers, its hard to know where that shimmering diamond has actually come from. We’re all very far removed from the situation to know its origin story or care. But we should care. There are some diamond mines that are mined in unsafe conditions by non-unionised workers. There’s an estimated one million African miners that earn less that a dollar a day, live in poverty, and some are even children.* That’s a pretty good reason to make sure your diamonds don’t come from mines such as these. Here at JIRE, we are committed to diamonds that are ethically and humanely sourced.