Arabel Lebrusan is a pioneer in the jewelry industry.

Arabel was one of the first to introduce sustainable and fair trade practices into making her high-end masterpieces and she continues to blaze an ethical trail by continually improving the way she makes her own jewelry, including as a strong advocate for recycled gold and ‘green gold’.

At the same time, Arabel is on a quest to make her whole industry better by spreading the word about ethical jewelry and raising awareness of what we are actually buying.

Arabel Lebrusan

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

– Why ethical jewelry is important

– What is ‘material exploitation’ in the jewelry industry?

– How she first discovered ethical gold and worked to certify ‘green gold’

– What questions you need to ask when buying jewelry

– Why jewelry is all about ‘traceability’ and ‘sustainability’

– Arabel’s thoughts on fair trade

– What is ‘ethical’?

– The difficulties with pursuing an ethical niche

– Why it’s harder to ethically source gemstones than diamonds

– How the jewelry industry can be fixed

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Arabellebrusan.com

Arabel at TEDx

The Kimberley Process

Canadian Diamond Regulations

Oro Verde ‘Green Gold’

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