— Michelle B.
— Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International
—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Much of the gemstone supply is from small scale miners. Between seventy and ninety percent of gemstones are supplied by small operations, benefitting local economies.
Ethical gemstone sourcing hinges around three primary questions: To what degree is their traceability and transparency back to mine? What are the conditions at the mine and cutting facility? What do we know about the ethics of the supplier?