What are ethical gemstones? -Why they matter.
When you purchase jewelry with fair trade gemstones there is in place a system for the ethical treatment of the environment and people involved across the gemstone supply chain. Ethical Gemstones are taken from the earth using environmentally friendly methods by miners who are treated fairly and not subjected to harsh working conditions. Also the money generated from the sale of these gems are not used to support activities like war, terrorism, or child labor.
At the Green Jeweler I strive to always use fair trade gems or gems I have found, cut and polished myself.
Image shown- Fair mined Montana Sapphires