Ethically correct production of the gemstones we trade and the well-being of the people involved are both very important to us.
At The Natural Gem you will only find gemstones that have been produced under fair circumstances and without any form of child labour. We also never trade in gemstones from areas of conflict. The general word-wide trend in gemstone trading is also in this direction. Countries such as Sri Lanka, Mozambique and Burma have forbidden large-scale industrial mining. Sources are once again being leased to local families to ensure their income and financial survival, the influence of international companies on gemstone mining has declined considerably and local cooperations are on the increase.
A further important point: in contrast to the mining of precious metals, gemstone mining involves neither the use of mercury nor acid. The simple reason for this is that they are not necessary.