Back by popular demand, the Ethical Gem Suppliers collective will return on June 10-12 with another virtual Ethical Gem Fair. The Fair is open to the trade only and participation is free.
The Ethical Gem Fair is a shopping event, and each participating gem dealer will have plenty of stock on hand to show and sell. The Fair is also an opportunity to meet each of the dealers, ask questions, and learn more about their products and practices. Educational sessions covering the topics of Traceability & Transparency; Synthetic vs. Natural Gemstones; Community Development/Education & Building Sustainable Mining Communities; and more will be offered throughout.
The individual brands that make up this passionate collective are Agere Treasures, ANZA Gems, Capricorn Gems, Columbia Gem House, Fairtrade Gemstones, Nature’s Geometry, Nineteen48, Perpetuum Jewels, Quore, and Virtu Gem. Each brand will have special event-only promotions available for attendees.
Attendees are invited to participate online in open group discussions, as well as personal one-on-one meetings. Participants will be able to use their time wisely by pre-setting individual appointments to meet with vendors during the virtual show dates. There will also be appointments available throughout the show on a first-come basis.
While there’s no real replacement for in-person shows, attendees of the first virtual Ethical Gem Fair found the online experience to be surprisingly easy-to-use and engaging. The Ethical Gem Suppliers’ virtual platform is unique in the jewelry industry, providing individual video meetings, group video meetings, virtual trade show booths, and education sessions all in one place. Plus, this event will premiere a SIMS-like networking event for attendees enjoyment.
Register for free at https://ethicalgemsuppliers.com.
The Ethical Gem Suppliers are a collective of gem dealers focused on transparent supply chains that better support artisanal mining and cutting communities around the world. In addition to selling gemstones to support gemstone miners, dealers, and cutters, this collective aims to educate the industry and consumers about responsible sourcing.