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Each piece is carefully examined and then fashioned to the highest standard by our artisan gemstone cutters. Gems from deep within the Earth, to our gemstone cutting family, and, at last, to you.
Every gemstone has a story. All Artinian gems have been chosen for their superb physical qualities, and for the qualities of their history. Not only do we select the finest from the mines but we select the finest mines to work with. We work with real people around the world delivering a positive impact on all who handle our gems.
Continue reading to learn how our gemstones begin their journey and discover the process of how they travel from hands in mining areas to the highly skilled hands of our cutting family and into yours.
I am often asked why I choose to go to remote places and seek out gems from miners or remote cutting centers in their countries of origin. The conditions can be harsh plus it can be downright dangerous. Apart from my love of culture and adventure, there are at least two practical reasons.
The first one is quite simple. Often the finest and most interesting gems never reach the larger more centralized markets in Asia or the US. So, by buying so close to the mining sites, I’m given the chance at first pick.
The second reason is that I am responsible to see, first-hand, the lives and conditions of the miners. We really care about every step in the process and transparency in the supply chain. In visiting the mining sites, I can observe the working conditions to make sure that they are up to fair-trade standards.
As part of our quality assurance standard. We want you the owner to be able to confidently wear their gemstone, knowing that at each step of the way, all the hands benefited from encountering these beautiful gems.
Gem cutting is true artistry. Forming a bright and gorgeous gemstone from the rough, takes tremendous skill and patience. In order to bring out the most sparkle, the gem rough must be carefully selected, oriented for color and clarity and then faceted. Watch the video to see the process in motion. Our master cutter Kag, has been faceting gems for over 30 years and he is a true master of his craft.
Early on in my travels, I was deeply affected by the poverty and lack of possibility that I saw amongst many in the world. I would get on a plane here in the US a land of tremendous opportunity for personal and financial prosperity.
Then at the other end of my journey, I would arrive in a country where the basic income might be less than $5.00 per day and where the disparity between the rich and poor is staggering.
It was at that point that I became determined that I would do what I could to ensure that our gem purchases actually did the most possible good. To really understand what their needs were, this involved actively getting involved in the communities.
Thus, we started searching for partner organizations that were making the biggest difference. We found and began supporting an orphanage in Thailand where most of the children were HIV positive. We also partnered with the Charis Project, a groundbreaking organization that works with Thai and Burmese nationals to develop and heal families. As a result, we take a minimum of 10% of our net profits to support organizations like these. It is in this way we fulfill our mission of honoring the only thing that is truly priceless, people.
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