Gemstones and Diamonds impact the communities that mine, cut, and distribute those stones in social, economic, and environmental ways: both negative and positive. We strive to work with materials that positively impact the environment and the communities impacted by their trade.
Many of the stones you will see in our collection are sourced through ethical partners such as the vendors that are part of the Ethical Gem Suppliers group, which carry fair trade gems with mine-to-market traceability.
Additionally, some of the stones we carry are reclaimed or recycled: stones that entered the supply chain once and have been repurposed from other jewelry. They require no new mining and do not create further human or environmental impact.
Lastly, we suggest that our customers consider lab-grown gemstones, when appropriate, which have the same physical, chemical, and optical characteristics as their natural counterparts but are created in lab environments.