FROM THE MINE TO THE MARKET
Our sustainability focused process begins with ethical mining and responsible sourcing.
Even before we start mining operations, we work with the authorities and specialists to carry out assessments to ensure feasibility, safety and minimal environmental impact. We involve the local communities, making sure their interests are taken into account and that they are given priority in employment so they are able to enjoy the fruits of their lands.
The safety of our workforce is an absolute priority and is taken into consideration from the point of evaluation and through the lifespan of the mining operation. We pay our workers decent wages that allow them a sustainable livelihood while also transparently sharing in the profits of each discovery. We also backfill all our mines when we are done, planting indigenous vegetation to create native forests or prepare it for cultivation of food crops. And because each and every one of our gemstones is sourced from our own mines, we can take full responsibility for their journey from the mine to the market.