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Ethical Sapphires Reflective Jewelry

Ethics Our sapphires are from a small-scale mining operation in Sri Lanka. There are eight miners and a foreman. They work cooperatively as shareholders. Each member of the group gets a percentage of the sale. Mining is done by hand, which means that the supply will last throughout generations.

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Are Sapphires the New Ethical Gemstones? HuffPost null

May 30, 2017  The Natural Sapphire Company sources most of its sapphires in Sri Lanka and has been doing so for the bulk of the company’s existence. “We have been going to Sri Lanka to source sapphires for 80 years, and have relationships with other small multi-generational family mining businesses,” Arnstein said.

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Sapphire Mining in Sri Lanka with Deliqa Gems - YouTube

Aug 20, 2020  A short documentary of mining for sapphire gemstones in Sri Lanka, also referred to as Ceylon Sapphires.Narrated by Sasha Gammampila of Deliqa Gems.ww...

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10 Most Ethical Gemstones: Is Mining Ethically Possible?

Nov 23, 2021  Sri Lankan Sapphires. A majority of sapphires can be found in Sri Lanka, a leader in ethical mining. Two regulatory bodies operate in the country where small-scale artisanal miners are supported by fair labor and environmental care laws. 5. Small-scale Amethysts.

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Fair Sapphires - Ceylons

We stand for responsible mining and the ethical fair processing of sapphires and other gemstones from Sri Lanka. We are producer of fairtrade gemstones especially fairtrade sapphires. For us, the terms “fair” and “sustainable” are not just buzzwords, but pillars that help us conduct a business that prioritizes environmental ...

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Ethical Gem Mining Sri Lanka - YouTube

Apr 06, 2020  Ever wondered what ethical or Artisanal mining looks like? In this video, I spend a couple of days with small claim miners in the Deniyaya region of Sri Lank...

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Sri Lanka: From Mine to Market, Part 1 Research News

Sep 30, 2014  Gemstone mining in Sri Lanka is mostly from secondary deposits. The gravels yield sapphire, ruby, cat’s-eye and other chrysoberyls, spinel, garnet, beryl, tourmaline, topaz, quartz, and many other gemstones. Sri Lanka’s gem-bearing gravels, called illam, are some of the richest in the world. The island was blessed with geological conditions ...

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Gemstone Mining Industry – NGJA

Gemstone mining as a traditional industry in Sri Lanka runs way back to the era of ancient kings. The traditional, environment friendly and ethical mining methods practiced under the regulatory supervision of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) have set many benchmarks in the international Gemstone Mining Arena.

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Ethical Gemstones by Nineteen48: Sapphire, Ruby, Spinel ...

Nineteen48 brings you ethically-sourced gemstones from Sri Lanka, Africa and Australia. We offer our customers high-quality, Sri Lankan sapphire and ruby, as well as a wide range of other gemstones, including sapphire, ruby, alexandrite, aquamarine, garnet, amethyst, spinel, citrine and many other coloured (colored) gemstones from around the world

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Ethical Sourcing - Choice Gems Co

Ownership of the mine is in contention. How do we ensure these criteria are met? 80 – 90% of our sapphires are sourced either from Nigeria, Australia or Sri Lanka. We have offices and teams and/or partners in these countries that deal with miners and brokers directly. In other words, we are not reliant on hearsay regarding the source of the ...

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10 Most Ethical Gemstones: Is Mining Ethically Possible?

Nov 23, 2021  Sri Lankan Sapphires. A majority of sapphires can be found in Sri Lanka, a leader in ethical mining. Two regulatory bodies operate in the country where small-scale artisanal miners are supported by fair labor and environmental care laws. 5. Small-scale Amethysts.

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New Ethically Sourced Fairmined Sapphire Engagement Rings ...

Sep 07, 2015  Our supplier recently visited Sri Lanka to confirm in person that our source of sapphires upholds strong ethical st andards for environmental impact, fair working conditions, compensation, and benefits. Passing the test with flying colors, this Sri Lankan sapphire mine

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Gemstone Mining Industry – NGJA

Gemstone mining as a traditional industry in Sri Lanka runs way back to the era of ancient kings. The traditional, environment friendly and ethical mining methods practiced under the regulatory supervision of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) have set many benchmarks in the international Gemstone Mining Arena.

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Sourcing Sapphires in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

Sep 20, 2019  Sri Lanka is known as the “Jewel Box” or “Treasure Island” of the Indian Ocean, with over 25% of total land mass thought filled with precious gemstones.At the heart of the country is the city of Ratnapura, a Sanskrit word for “the city of gems”, known for being a hub of miners, traders, and exporters.A yellow sapphire, pink sapphire, ceylon blue sapphire or Padparadscha sapphire ...

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Punsiri Gems - Natural Sri Lankan Sapphires

Punsiri Gems - Online Gemstone shopping - Natural Sri Lankan Sapphires. A WIDE RANGE OF HIGH-QUALITY GEMS. We offer gems of unparalleled quality in the industry. MINE TO MARKET. The finest gems directly from the mines in Sri Lanka. WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING.

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Are Sapphires the New Ethical Gemstones? HuffPost null

May 30, 2017  The Natural Sapphire Company sources most of its sapphires in Sri Lanka and has been doing so for the bulk of the company’s existence. “We have been going to Sri Lanka to source sapphires for 80 years, and have relationships with other small multi-generational family mining businesses,” Arnstein said.

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How Sapphires Are Mined? - Sapphirerings.org

Today there are 3 main ways in which sapphires are mined, open mines or shallow pit mines which you will find in countries like Sri Lanka and Madagascar, then there are the larger commercial mines in countries like Australia and Thailand where large deposits of a conundrum (sapphires) are found both gem quality and commercial grade, these mines can be vast in size and depth and are today run ...

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Ceylons Munich - Ethical Gemstone Suppliers Ceylon ...

Our objective is to offer “fair sapphires” based on responsible mining practices in Sri Lanka. Our pioneering work gives us a competitive edge in establishing transparency, sustainability, and trustworthiness in the gemstone market. Our long-term goal is to implement a

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What's So Special About Ceylon Sapphires? Wilson's ...

Jul 09, 2018  Ceylon sapphires mined in Sri Lanka are rare and fervently sought due to their specific color and carat size. The Star of India and Logan Sapphire are among world famous gems found in the region of Ceylon. Find information about the chemical composition, age and mining of

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Sapphire secrets: they aren't all blue, and mining them ...

Aug 08, 2018  Sapphires and rubies are both crystals of the mineral corundum - but with different impurities to create blue and red hues. Australian sapphires are renowned for being inky blue.

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Genuine Sri Lankan Gem Learn and buy- Gem Ethics Academy ...

Ceylon or Sri Lankan Sapphires. Quality Ceylon sapphires are the finest quality sapphire that is available in the market today. Ceylon is now called Sri Lanka, however the name Ceylon is still used in the gem trade. The stones come in a light blue to dark blue, where the

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Ethical Gems - Hamid Bros

The term “Ethical Gems” appears to have various interpretations to different people but generally falls into four main questions. Is there forced labour involved? The majority of coloured gem mining (approx. 85%) is undertaken by local miners and families (artisanal miners) who willingly flock to new mining sites.

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The History of Gems in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) - CeylonGemHub

The History of Gems in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Its mineral rich soils have been yielding seemingly a never ending supply of high quality precious and semi-precious gem stones. Sri Lankan chronicle Mahavamsa records Ceylon was known as "Rathna deepa" in Sanskrit meaning The Island of Jewells.

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Untreated blue sapphires from Sri Lanka, Burma and Madagascar.

Carat Price: $625/ct. Total Price: $725/gem. A real nice, unheated Ceylon blue sapphire that was mined in Kuruvita, cut and polished in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. Great cutting and color, very clean material, and completely natural, without any treatment, these sapphires ladies and gents are very rare nowadays.

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From Sri Lankan mine to Sapphire ring: My Jewellery ...

Aug 25, 2016  We travelled to Sri Lanka on New Year’s Day, for a winter holiday (one way to beat the January blues!). It was there that we were fortunate enough to be guided by Stuart Pool of Nineteen48 . Nineteen48 specialise in fully traceable, ethical, ‘fairly

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Bario Neal’s Ethical Sapphires and Ethical Emeralds ...

Jan 07, 2020  Some colored melee sapphires come from Madagascar and Mozambique through a highly respected ethical supplier who visits the mines to ensure their commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility. Sri Lankan sapphires: We work with sapphires from a small-scale Sri Lanka mining operation.

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Mushan - Fine Sapphires

Mushan - Fine Sapphires. For over three decades now, Mushan has been taking Sri Lanka's finest sapphires to the rest of the world. Mushan receives its unique, natural and ethical gemstones directly from the mines, and makes them available to you in the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. Mushan’s strict quality standards and ...

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10 Most Ethical Gemstones: Is Mining Ethically Possible?

Nov 23, 2021  Sri Lankan Sapphires. A majority of sapphires can be found in Sri Lanka, a leader in ethical mining. Two regulatory bodies operate in the country where small-scale artisanal miners are supported by fair labor and environmental care laws. 5. Small-scale Amethysts.

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Are Sapphires the New Ethical Gemstones? HuffPost null

May 30, 2017  The Natural Sapphire Company sources most of its sapphires in Sri Lanka and has been doing so for the bulk of the company’s existence. “We have been going to Sri Lanka to source sapphires for 80 years, and have relationships with other small multi-generational family mining businesses,” Arnstein said.

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How Sapphires Are Mined? - Sapphirerings.org

Today there are 3 main ways in which sapphires are mined, open mines or shallow pit mines which you will find in countries like Sri Lanka and Madagascar, then there are the larger commercial mines in countries like Australia and Thailand where large deposits of a conundrum (sapphires) are found both gem quality and commercial grade, these mines can be vast in size and depth and are today run ...

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What's So Special About Ceylon Sapphires? Wilson's ...

Jul 09, 2018  Ceylon sapphires mined in Sri Lanka are rare and fervently sought due to their specific color and carat size. The Star of India and Logan Sapphire are among world famous gems found in the region of Ceylon. Find information about the chemical composition, age and mining of

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Responsible Sourcing Practices Brilliant Earth

Highlight: Sri Lanka produces Ceylon sapphires of extraordinary color and quality. Miners in Sri Lanka employ age-old techniques that have been used for thousands of years while minimizing damage to the environment. Government regulations promote the use of low-impact mining techniques as well as remediation of the land after mining is complete.

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Sapphires, are they an Ethical Choice? – Enji Studio Jewelry

Sep 17, 2020  With sapphire’s rising popularity, especially as an alternative to diamonds, you might be wondering about the stone’s ethical background. Ever since princess Diana chose her stunning 12 karat sapphire wedding ring, the magnificent blue gemstone has made a strong comeback in the jewelry industry. With the growing traction for sapphires and the more recently emerging sustainability and ...

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The Rarest Colors Of Natural Sapphires - Navneet Gems

Some other sources are Nigeria, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka. Since the largest sources of both teal and Mermaid Sapphires are Australia and Montana where mining is done mechanically, these have become synonymous with ethical sourcing and are popular as “green stones.”

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Ethical Engagement Rings and Ethical Wedding Rings Do Amore

Mining for gemstones has evolved greatly over the years in eastern Thailand. Only recently did the country see a positive resurgence in sapphire mining, which produces top-quality yellow, green and blue gems. Sri Lanka “Mine-to-market” is the mentality of Sri Lankan sapphire mining.

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Romancing the Source: Sri Lanka Research News

Jun 15, 2015  Sri Lanka is one of history’s most famous gem sources, providing gemstone lovers with numerous varieties for centuries. Sri Lanka is famous for sapphires of all colors, and large, fine examples grace the exhibits of museums and royal jewelry collections. Traders—from the ancient Romans, Arabian sailors, European colonial powers, to the new ...

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Company Ethics Code - Sapphire Rings

Today all of Sapphire Ring Co sapphires are from the Island of Sri Lanka ( Ceylon ), here we carry up to date information on the countries mining and sapphire markets. We will only sell 100% natural sapphires which is outlined on our pages listed About Us.

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Ethical Engagement Rings Taylor Hart

Maneesha lives in Sri Lanka where she started her own gemstone exporting business back in 2015 with an all-women team—the first of its kind in the country. As one of the only female gemstone dealers in Sri Lanka, Maneesha has worked hard to carve a path in the industry, building up her confidence, experience, and skills in a field that has ...

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