Our Ethical Sapphire Sources

Marc Choyt | May 23, 2022 | Education
To us, what makes a Sapphire “Ethical” comes down to a few things. One of these is labor conditions at the mine. This includes paying a fair wage, and ensuring safe working conditions. Another is environmental impact. A beautiful engagement ring shouldn’t require environmental degradation. And a third is cutting conditions. Again, this means fair wages and safe conditions.

Featured Podcasts and Publications

Marc Choyt | Feb 16, 2022 | Education
As part of our Activism and greater mission to spread awareness of ethical jewelry sourcing, Reflective Jewelry President Marc Choyt often writes freelance articles for trade magazines and appears on podcasts. A frequent topic is his 45,000 word investigative jounalist piece, the Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Lies, Damn Lies, and Conflict Free Diamonds, published in late 2018.

Fair Trade Jewelry Manufacturing Principles and Standards

Marc Choyt | Sep 17, 2018 | Education
The initial impetus for a working group to establish principles and standards for fair trade manufacturing came from a cross sector ethical meeting sponsored by the Madison Dialogue and the World Bank in Washington DC, in October, 2007.  This watershed event brought together representatives from business and civil society, many of whom had been working on their own initiatives.

Fair Trade Jewelry Manufacturing: Collaborative White Paper

Marc Choyt | Sep 15, 2018 | Education
The 2007 Madison Dialogue World Bank meeting on ethical and fair trade jewelry led to several working groups. See here the manufacturing standards and principles document that resulted from two years of dialogue between jewelry manufacturers.


Only Fairtrade Gold Jeweler in the USA 
since 2015

Santa Fe, NM Green Business of the Year

Catalyzing the Ethical Jewelry Movement

Winner of MJSA Responsibly Sourced Design Challenge

Founder of First-Ever Ethical Jewelry Blog

Collaborators of USAID Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project