his year Rubyfair.com started sponsoring six children from the Ukwama Childrens Home it supports to go to the local school.
They have started writing letters to us ( In English , Kiswahili is the first language).
Here is one of the letters.
Rubyfair helps charities in UK as well as in Tanzania using its ethical stones
. Mobeus Jewellery has kindly produced this ring to be auctioned for the Teesside Hospice charity. Please see teessidehospice.org/ for details.
Rubyfair ring, stones set by Mobeus jewellers for Teesside Hospice charity.
Click ring to see Mobeus website.
Anna Loucah was Firth’s jewellery designer of choice to make the pieces she wore with her “vegan silk” gown from US eco-designer Jeff Garner’s line Prophetik at this year’s Golden Globes. Loucah used gold donated by US company Hoover & Strong, an eco-friendly refiner and manufacturer of precious metals. For the rubies and spinels, she chose Rubyfair.com, a site set up through a partnership between British jewellers and Tanzanian ruby miners that assures the stones are mined in an environment where the ecology of the land and welfare of the miners is considered. And the pearls came courtesy of Jersey Pearl, which farms pearls under strict environmental codes. The base metal was 100% ethically sourced, recycled gold and the pieces will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to Oxfam. Click here for full article.
Many rumors have been circulating about the Tanzanite crystals supply depleting. Unfortunately, most of these rumors are true. As with any non renewable resources, the supply of Tanzanite gemstones will be practically exhausted, perhaps in another 5 to 10 years. These crystals has been mined for more than 40 years now and there’s only a small percentage of untouched land left. Tanzanite crystals are highly sought after by collectors worldwide and once the supply of these gemstones are extinct, the scarcity will inevitably cause tanzanite’s value to soar.