BEST of the BEST 2014 | Style | Jewelry | Best Practices: Chopard

  • Photographed by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Photographed by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner

Celebrated for its technical and artistic prowess in both the watch and jewelry fields, Chopard made quite a different statement last year, publicly announcing its commitment to procuring gold and diamonds only from businesses practicing responsible, ethical, and environmentally conscious mining. Working with the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), a South American nongovernmental organization for the mining industry, Chopard has assisted gold miners in small, remote Colombian communities not only with health and education training but also with the protection of their natural resources. Such high-jewelry designs as this diamond necklace and earrings from the Green Carpet collection shine just as brightly as previous pieces, and the owners of these wearable works of art will appreciate their beauty all the more because the metal and stones used to create them were mined fairly and certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council. (800.246.7273, www.chopard.com)

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