(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) – The Ethical Gem Suppliers have announced they will be hosting an Ethical Gem Fair in the New York City area again this year. The Ethical Gem Suppliers are a collective of like-minded gemstone suppliers based in the US and abroad that share a commitment to transparency and responsible sourcing throughout the gemstone supply chain.
The Ethical Gem Fair NYC will be held at Brooklyn Metal Works, a metalsmithing studio and gallery, on October 19 – 21 from 10am to 6pm each day. Attendees can look forward to an educational component with selected suppliers speaking each morning. With a focus on education and access to information on responsible sourcing practices, this is an event attendees will learn from in addition to shopping for some fantastic gems. Open to trade members as well as students and metalsmiths of Brooklyn Metal Works.
The following suppliers from the group will be represented at the venue: ANZA Gems, Capricorn Gems, Columbia Gem House, Nature’s Geometry, Perpetuum Jewels and Virtu Gem.
Registration is free at www.ethicalgemsuppliers.com.
Each member of the Ethical Gem Suppliers works in various ways to uphold the shared values of responsible sourcing and transparency. These methods include supporting artisanal miners and their communities, supplying SCS-certified recycled diamonds, providing colored gemstones with verifiable, fully traceable origins, and committing to fair pay and fair treatment for everyone involved in the supply chain. The collective also adheres to clear and responsible environmental policies and promotes health and safety at mines through education and action. Some of the countries that the group supports and sources from include Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the United States, just to name a few.