Consciously Craving: Ecopreneur Pat Kane’s guide to guilt-free jewellery

Sourcing ethical jewellery can be a tricky business, with a lack of transparency and poor workers’ rights just some of the issues. Still, there are means of navigating your way to better buys

When a diamond is mined, an estimated 250 tonnes of earth is shifted for every single carat

The sustainable fashion conversation tends to focus on how ethical our garments are, what type of materials were used to bring a piece to life and who actually made the clothes. Yet, when it comes to accessories – particularly jewellery and watches – we rarely think like that.

But the truth is if you think spending your hard-earned money on luxury jewellery won’t do any damage (outside of your bank account), think again. The jewellery ...