In an article, the NYT looks at the market:Most jewelers, including Mr. Leber, say that making jewelry of recycled gold is only a tiny piece of the answer. The deeper question, they say, lies around the phrase "responsible mining," and whether it is possible.

There’s been a lot of focus on ethical diamonds recently, but how often do we consider ethical gold? The NY Times examines this issue and the market:

Most jewelers, including Mr. Leber, say that making jewelry of recycled gold is only a tiny piece of the answer. The deeper question, they say, lies around the phrase “responsible mining,” and whether it is possible. About 80 percent of all the gold mined today is fabricated into jewelry.

With This Ethical Ring I Thee Wed – New York Times

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