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Colored Gemstone Origins

Our mission is to cultivate a more ethical, transparent, and sustainable jewelry industry. We hold true to our values of awareness and transparency by carefully tracking our origins.

OUR ETHICAL PRACTICES

SAPPHIRES

Brilliant Earth's sapphires are sourced in accordance with fair trade and environmentally responsible principles. These sapphires are sourced directly from our partner mines in Sri Lanka, Australia, and Malawi. We guarantee that all of our stunning sapphires have been handled according to strict labor, trade, and environmental protocols. Learn more

PEARLS

Our lustrous pearls are sourced from small scale farms that are dedicated to harvesting pearls and preserving the unique species that create them. These pearl farms provide fair wages, practice natural techniques, and respect the local ecosystems. Each natural, untreated pearl is carefully tracked and handled according to strict labor and environmental protocols. Learn more

EMERALDS

We offer rare emeralds of deep, stunning color and ethical origins. Our emeralds come from remote areas of Colombia, where low-impact mining protects the verdant Andes Mountains. Colombian emerald miners from the Muzo Mine region are employed under fair labor standards: each employee receives free room and board as well as a share of the final production profits. Learn more

SEMIPRECIOUS GEMSTONES

Our peridots and garnets are ethically sourced from protected reservations in the Southwestern United States. The San Carlos and Four Corners reservations employ low-impact mining practices in order to protect the environment for future generations. These gemstones provide Native Americans with safe, secure livelihoods in an otherwise isolated area. All of our semiprecious gemstones are mined, cut, and polished in accordance with responsible labor, trade, and environmental practices.

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