1% For The Planet and Giving Back
In dedication to our earth, we are part of the organization, 1% For The Planet. We commit 1% of our gross sales to specific organizations that fight for our planet, such as The California Coastkeeper Alliance. 1% For The Planet certifies that every dollar contributed goes to a vetted, trusted nonprofit. We are honored to be able to give back in this way. To learn more about 1% For The Planet, please visit their website. Additionally, The California Coastkeeper Alliance are incredible stewards of clean water, enjoy learning more here.
Member of Ethical Metalsmiths- Jewelers for Social and Environmental Responsibility
Ethical Metalsmiths' Mission and Vision Mission: Lead jewelers and consumers in becoming informed activists for responsible mining, sustainable economic development and verified, ethical sources of materials used in making jewelry. Vision: A sustainable future with jewelry and makers contributing to the well being of the earth, its peoples, and cultures.
Proud Contributor to PACT -- improving the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization
Pact is a nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971. Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. Their mission is striving for a world where all people are heard, capable and vibrant: "We serve communities challenged by poverty and marginalization. We envision a world where everyone owns their future. We build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and government."
Proud Contributor to Gem Legacy -- Initiatives for the training of underprivileged, and help and support for gem communities and families
Gem Legacy has a profound impact on mining families. For miners, this means a dependable income, stability for their children, and self-confidence about their daily work. For their families, this means their children attend school, they obtain animals, and they are able to purchase food and clothes. Gem Legacy's initiatives range from gem faceting and gemological training to children's homes, rescue centers, orphanages, schools.
Fascinating articles on the subject of ethical jewelry:
New York Times - tracable diamonds
Human Rights Watch - 2018 Jewelry Report
GIA - ethics and colored gemstones
National Geographic - beyond fair trade gems
New York Times - Canadian diamonds
New York Times - ethical rubies
The Guardian - ethical rubies
Slate - environmentally friendly gemstones