The Raw Diamond Blog

All the information you need to learn about our process, our updates, our rough diamonds and artisanal sapphires, and everything in between.

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

Why Go Raw?

En route to a gem cutting facility in India, the driver began to tell us about how he knew of an even better facility where we could watch children polishing... Read More

Ethical Gem Cutting in Jaipur

Though many of our stones are rough, we do – from time to time – have some of the rough polished into elegant, faceted gems.  It’s one thing to source... Read More