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Ethical Gemstones

What makes a gemstone ethical? It's about ensuring that the stone was sourced in a way that respected the individual and community mining the stone. The actual process of mining the stone should have practices in place that help restore the environment, and create minimal impact. 

• I have relationships with the most trusted and honorable vendors in the industry. They are able to present a clear and documentable path from the mine to market.

• My current gemstone supplier is certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council. This certification ensures that their business practices are up to date with social and environmental guidelines set by the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

• The suppliers I purchase from are able to periodically visit the cutting factories that shape rough stones into my faceted gems and cabochons. They provide documentation and proof that ensures these best practices:
      • No child labor.
      • Adequate ventilation.
      • Available health care.
      • Reasonable work hours.
      • Fair wages.
      • Allowance for time off and reasonable vacation.
      • Compliance with local labor and pollution laws.