06Feb Ethical Gem Fair Tucson 2021


Don't miss the Ethical Gem Fair Tucson 2021!Dates: Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th FebruaryWhere: Online (register to receive full details)Start: 6pm GMT (10am PST) on Wednesday 10th FebruaryRegistration is free and open now - http://gem.uno/n48We are…

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03Jan Basic Gemstone Terminology


If you are new to the world of gemstones, here are a few terms and definitions that you might find useful.Carat (ct) - a measure of weight of gemstones. One carat is a fifth of…

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27Dec Charity Activity Review 2020


In the difficult months of 2020, like many people across the world, we have had to try doubly hard to keep our business running. However, we never forget our promise to allocate 25% of our…

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10Dec Moyo Gems Project Update 2020


Our work on the Moyo Gems project (in collaboration with TAWOMA, the Tanzanian Women Miners' Association) certainly did not go according to plan during 2020. We had some ambitious ideas for the year, but as…

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15Oct Kandy Kids 300km Fundraising Challenge


During September 2020, Stuart took on the formidable challenge of running 10km every day for the whole month in aid of Kandy Kids, a charity that we support which helps orphans and underprivileged children in…

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04Oct Brighton Ethical Gem Fair (October 2020)


On Monday 12th October, we are joining with Fair Trade Gemstones to host a day of socially-distanced, face-to-face appointments at St. Augustine's Arts and Events Centre in Brighton.If you would like to book an appointment…

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08Sep UK Ethical Gem Fair (September 2020)


On Monday 14th September, we are joining with Fair Trade Gemstones to host a day of socially-distanced, face-to-face appointments at The Runnymede on Thames Hotel and Spa in Egham, Surrey.You will be given a fixed…

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18Jul How do you start an ethical jewellery business?


We often say that making your business ethical or responsible is very much a journey. As we all know, the hardest part of such a journey is often taking the first step. The thought of…

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30Jun Ethical gemstones - what they are and where to buy them (podcast with Jewellers Academy)


We were delighted to be invited by Jessica Rose of Jewellers Academy to be part of their series of podcasts, talking about our favourite topic which is, of course, ethical and responsibly sourced gemstones.https://www.jewellersacademy.com/blog/2020/ethical-gemstones-what-are-they-and-where-to-buy-themThis is…

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09Jun A brief history of TAWOMA


On 22nd August 1997, ‘Mama’ Martha Bitwale, a strong and inspiring miner and master dealer of gemstones, founded the Tanzanian Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and changed the lives of countless women and children forever.Gemstone mining…

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