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Marc Choyt
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Reflective Jewelry and Fair Jewelry Action
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Business, Civil Society Organisation
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About My Work
I am President of Reflective Images Jewelry, the first Fairtrade Gold Jeweler in the USA. I also run Fair Jewelry Action (FJA), a Human Rights and Environmental Justice Network that promotes ethical and fair trade jewellery practices by advocating traceability and transparency in the jewellery supply chain.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, governance and anti-corruption, environment, human rights, redistribution and sustainable development
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15 Reasons You Should Buy Fairtrade Gold Jewelry Vs Recycled Jewelry

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 2:00 0 Comments

(Writer note: this is a consumer facing article written in response to the troubling misinformation that jewelers are putting forth in regard to the value of recycled gold.)

These days, many jewelers create their products with recycled gold. Recycled gold, they claim, will reduce mining and make a real difference to the environment.

Unfortunately, this claim is not true.



Greg Valerio Joins Reflective Images Jewelry To Drive Fair Trade Jewelry Mainstream In North American Market

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 23:27 0 Comments

The pioneering fair trade British jeweler to partner with first US Fairtrade Gold jeweler.

Santa Fe, NM Sept. 12, 2016: Pioneering ethical jewelers Marc Choyt and Greg Valerio are joining formally to drive fair trade jewelry mainstream in the US market. Valerio will be Reflective Images Jewelry's International Brand Ambassador. Reflective Images Jewelry will exclusively offer the emerging Valerio luxury…


Legacy Gold Mining Issues In The Sierra Nevadas and the Sierra Fund

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 7:30 0 Comments

One of the most exciting projects that I’ve been participating as a jeweler is an ongoing collaboration with the The Sierra Fund.  This work came out of a walk in the mountains above my home in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) with Kerry Morse, the Communications Director of the Sierra Fund.  She had found me through my Fair Jewelry Action network.  Her question was, would …


Reflective Images Jewelry Becomes The First Certified Fairtrade Gold Jeweler in the United States

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 20:59 0 Comments

SANTA FE, N.M., August 26, 2015-- Reflective Images Jewelry was announced as the first certified Fairtrade Gold American jeweler by Fairtrade International.  The company has worked as the US commercial liaison with Fairtrade International to launch the certification program while pioneering…


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