We design each piece of jewelry to becomes unique and special that’s why we use natural unique gems that carries with it our goal and our commitment to support entrepreneurship and children and vocational education in the mining communities and their surroundings.
We seek to make the difference.
One of the aspects that stands out in our pieces is our sustainable sourcing of gems and metals. Our work accompanies and goes hand in hand with organizations that care about the well-being and progress of mining communities, among them and mainly with “Gem Legacy” who seeks to empower and improve the quality of life of these communities, through children education, support for entrepreneurs and vocational education for local gem cutters. We seek to make the difference.
Caring for mining communities
The enchantment of our gems does not only lie in their natural purity, but in the story of their origin. These gems come mostly from artisan miners and we purchase as close to the source as possible to help ensure that the gems are not compromised by any local conflict or by detrimental economic interests to the mining communities.
Recycled Precious Metals
We use recycled and refined gold almost entirely for the production of our pieces. We believe that this is the most suitable way to contribute to the non-intervention or exploitation of new mines.
All our packaging goes hand in hand with caring for the environment, nature, and local economies. We use recyclable and renewable packaging as much as possible. The wood used in our boxes comes from renewable tropical Amazonian Silvicuture in Ecuador. The packaging is also recyclable and handmade, thus benefiting local artisans.
championing transparency across the industry"
Our dedication to giving
Donating 5% of net profits to help build a brighter future in mining communities and in the communities we operate
Gem Legacy is dedicated to education at every level of society, starting with kids. The school fees necessary to send the orphans to school is one of the greatest struggles of the orphanage to provide.
The Arusha Gem Faceting School has graduated over 700 students from the school’s 5 month, $750 program which includes training in gem faceting, gemology, and gem identification. With new American made, precision faceting machines and training to prepare the teachers, the school is modernized with today’s equipment and training.
80-90% of all East African miners both farm and mine – farming miners or mining farmers! They use their farming tools to do hard-rock mining, leaving them ill-equipped for safety and success. We want to equip them with the essential tools for self-protection and quickly and effectively reaching their goal: gemstones!
A Miner’s Toolkit includes: