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Greener Paths: Coonen Necklace

Greener Paths

Jewelers share their personal journeys into sustainable practices

By Shawna Kulpa

The path to sustainability is different for every jeweler. Some jewelers embrace sustainable practices right from the get-go, knowing no other way. Others learn about it later in their careers, deciding to transform the way that they do business. One thing they all share is a dedication to doing the right thing.

To help inspire you along your own path, we spoke with two jewelers about the paths they took. They discuss why sustainability is so important to them, how they’ve incorporated sustainable and green practices into their operations, how they communicate that message to their customers, and what changes they’d like to see come to the industry to help it continue down this path.



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