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Responsible Aquamarines From TAWOMA

Posted on August 16 2012

August 16, 2012 

We’d like to announce our new responsibly-sourced aquamarine inventory. We have an array of shapes and sizes. The cuts are of excellent quality, and the color is the light baby blue that aquamarine stones are famous for.

The stones were sourced through an organization that we are proud to consistently work with - the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA). TAWOMA is open to women who are involved in small-scale mining and other related activities. The mission of TAWOMA is to provide female small-scale miners access to necessary financial, technical and marketing services in order to enable them to carry out successful mining activities. TAWOMA places a focus on education as well. The organization carries out workshops on environmental conservation in mining areas, application of environmentally-friendly mining methodologies, usage of mercury, identification of minerals, poverty analysis and reduction, child labor elimination, and raising awareness of HIV/AIDS in society.

Some of TAWOMA’s achievements include successful lobbying of the government to secure primary prospecting licenses and rights for its members; being chosen as a “Model Association” and participating in a ten-day Trade Finance Clinic held by the World Bank in Washington, DC in 2005; participating in international trade fairs; creating market links with countries worldwide; and serving as a founding member association for the Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce (TWCC) which mobilizes female entrepreneurs across the country.

If you are interested in the aquamarines provided by TAWOMA, we look forward to hearing from you. We also carry a variety of other colored gemstones sourced through TAWOMA. Please be in touch for more information: info@therawstone.com

For more information on our sourcing philosophy, please contact us directly at info@therawstone.com

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