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Interview with GIA Certified Gemologist Rachel Chertoff Kaminetsky

February 10, 2013 We are pleased to have the opportunity to post an interview with our newest team member - gemologist Rachel Chertoff Kaminetsky! Rachel was born in New York... Read More

Interview with TAWOMA's Secretary General Shamsa Diwani

January 31, 2013   We are extremely excited and honored to have Shamsa Diwani, Secretary General of the Tanzania Association of Women Miners, participate in an interview with us. Shamsa... Read More

Responsible Aquamarines From TAWOMA

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... Read More

Fairtrade Gemstones: Setting the Record Straight

  July 24, 2012  If you’ve been following the ethical jewelry industry, you’ll notice that many jewelers are marketing their materials as fairtrade-sourced. This is great news for anyone related... Read More

Responsible Ceylon Sapphires

  May 13, 2012  Here at the Raw Stone, we’re pleased to announce that we’re bringing in new stones from Sri Lanka. The stones are white and green sapphires that... Read More
Blood ruby or conservation ruby? A Niassa ranger presents a small ruby still attacehed to its matrix, collected on the ground from the left overs at the illegal ruby mining site near M’swize village in the Niassa National Reserve, November 2009. Photo: V. Pardieu / GIA Laboratory Bangkok

Conservation Gemstones

  May 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm In the course of running a business in an entirely new industry of ethical gemstones, we come across only a few articles every... Read More

The Raw Stone Interviewed by Bario-Neal

  February 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm Alyssa talks with Kerin of The Raw Stone about the benefits of using rough diamonds, diamond mining in Canada, and the movement toward... Read More