— Michelle B.
— Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International
—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ethical Sapphires: Our ethical sapphires are from a small scale mining Sri Lankan cooperative. Our ethical sapphires are also cut in Sri Lanka.
An ancient story describes the sapphires as originating from Vela, a primordial god. In a great battle his body was ripped apart. His eyes, cobalt globes of fire and stardust, broke apart, shattering into a million pieces. These fragments became the sapphires of Sri Lanka.
Symbolically, the god Vela represents primordial essence from the fire, rock and pressure that formed the earth. Yet looking into a sapphire, you can sense the elemental purity akin to mysterious blue starlight.
We believe that the cornflower blue Sri Lankan sapphires are the most beautiful in the world. Most of our sapphires are in the medium-dark range.