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Thursday, May 7, 2009

How Much Does That Gold Ring Cost...Really?


I received this note today and felt it was prudent to post it as received...thank you Margot your info is appreciated:

I know that your blog is dedicated to sharing daily posts of jewels and gems that inspire you so I thought you might be interested in hearing about a show where tonight's topic is all about gold and how we can create more eco-friendly jewelry for our own pleasure and to keep our environment clean.

The U.S. is one of the world's largest producers and consumers of gold with our annual retail market for gold at $19 billion (most of which goes to jewelry). But did you know that the practice behind coal mining leave a mess of pollution behind?

In tonight's all new episode of Eco Trip David de Rothschild explores the lifecycle of the gold ring from the mines to the stores and finally tries his hand at making some eco-friendly jewelry.
There are some great preview clips up at SundanceChannel.com to give you a taste of the episode (including a brief look inside Tiffany's).

Acid mine drainage:
http://www.sundancechannel.com/thegreen/video/?video=19411673001
Shoshone Nation:
http://www.sundancechannel.com/thegreen/video/?video=19419677001
Tiffany's:
http://www.sundancechannel.com/thegreen/video/?video=19411675001

And here's the promo video:
http://www.sundancechannel.com/thegreen/video/?video=21671391001

The gold episode of Eco Trip airs on Tuesday 5/6 at 9pm ET on Sundance Channel followed by a new episode of Carbon Cops. Then at 10pm, catch the TV premiere of the documentary film Ice People.

Thanks,
Margot Inzetta
360i on behalf of Sundance Channel
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