The jewelry industry as a business that has existed since the beginning of mankind. For centuries this industry has exploited the earth’s resources, and profited off horrible conditions for workers and the environment. Gold, diamond or gemstone mining, is a dirty and unethical process of obtaining materials that are subject to scarcity issues,or price fixing and hoarding by industry in a bid to create a sense of scarcity and value,
get more and more rare everyday. But these are not the only questionably obtained materials or industrial processes in jewelry, Pearl fishing and coral harvesting are examples of typically unregulated industry, not to mention bone and horn. All this for trading with so called luxury. A concept of value that is created by a commercial world.