Fair*trade Edelsteine: Glanzstücke mit Verantwortung

Fairtrade gemstones: gems with responsibility

03, Aug, 22 5min Lesedauer

Miadana VersprechenTeam Miadana

The organic cucumber from the supermarket. The fair trade coffee from Colombia. We at MIADANA also rely on “fair” Products. But as is so often the case when it comes to sustainability and fair trade, the big question arises: What is there behind? Can you really trust that? We know that trust is the basis of sustainability. We love Transparency. Not only with precious stones, but also with our philosophy and company history. Hence In this blog post you will find out where our Fairtrade gemstones come from, who we support and what is "fair" with our gemstones.


What am I wearing? Wear gems with pride


Gemstone jewelry is a great way to show off your personality. But it can be difficult be knowing where the stones came from. These jewels can be shipped to third world countries quickly and cheaply to have been sanded. The country of origin and the inhabitants therefore hardly have the opportunity to find work or Comply with or earn money from environmental regulations.


Forced labour, child labour, armed conflicts and environmental pollution...It's not always easy these days know what you are buying and where the products come from.
At MIADANA we want our gemstones to be sold with pride and worn with a clear conscience.


Where do MIADANA's gemstones come from?


You may have already read where our gemstones come from: Madagascar. This is an exotic island in the Indian Ocean off Africa. More specifically, the gemstones come from artisanal mining, from regions in where gemstones have usually been mined for several decades. Alina Uhlitz, certified Gem appraiser and founder of MIADANA, has a direct connection to Madagascar and the local people.


Because Alina's husband was born in Madagascar. Both had to see with their own eyes how he did it The gem trade in Madagascar is flourishing - but the inhabitants still have to live in poverty. Alina wanted one prepare the end. Get involved with Trina Rakotozandrindrainy, a Madagascan gem prospector for a fair payment and an environmentally friendly dismantling, to directly in the connected to the mines to create a sustainable impact in village communities.


Sustainability - just one word? With us it's more!


Sustainability. We do not associate this with renunciation, but with awareness and responsibility. The term "fairer Trade" is often used in connection with commodities such as coffee, tea and cocoa. It means that the Farmers who grow these products receive a fair price for their produce and that they are not being exploited by middlemen or other buyers. We also have the same principle with ours precious stones.


Does sustainable consumption mean doing without?


No. Sustainable values ​​and social responsibility do not have to be in conflict with beauty and style! Alone, that you take the time and read this article, what is behind sustainable gemstones, you contribute to create awareness of sustainability. Well done!

We at MIADANA are committed to ethical and environmentally friendly trade. We want our customers not just buying and wearing beautiful gems. With the purchase we want to give our customers a clear conscience. You should therefore know that our gemstones come from villages where the local people sustainably from live in their country. In this way, with your purchase, you are helping families in Madagascar to keep theirs be able to compete in everyday life with secure work. You will find out what that means in concrete terms in the next section.



What does "fair" gemstone jewelery mean in concrete terms?


When you buy a fair trade gemstone from MIADANA, you can be sure that:


  • There are no children working in the mine or in the grinding shop
  • the miners work in safe, healthy and decent conditions
  • the mining is environmentally friendly: i.e. the surrounding rivers are insignificantly polluted, the earth is preserved as much as possible poured back into the pit after the closure of a mine so that the land can be farmed again
  • the miners benefit from a purchase guarantee that is priced above world market prices (before especially in our own projects)
  • Self-employed artisanal miners throughout the country are supported in their projects to work independently. As? By giving them their finds at a price exceeding the world market price n be removed.
  • Existing structures of local artisanal mining are respected - it will not become a western system forced!
  • Production is kept local as much as possible, i.e. grinding and polishing take place in the capital, Antananarivo, to support the local economic structures and if possible leaving a large part of the value chain in the country
  • the two grinders working for us have regular working hours and can work safely


Fairtrade gemstones have high requirements


Basic factors are crucial in the gemstone trade. Besides the social factors, we also pay attention to the following Points:


  • Availability: Gemstones are natural products with limited quantities. It is therefore important that to consider availability and avoid overproduction.
  • Trustworthiness: The service of the supplier and the provider plays an important role. But who does not shy away from keeping its supply chains completely transparent and monitoring every step of production documenting can generate trust.
  • Quality of Gemstone: Quality of gemstones are always associated with their carat weight, color, cut and described for their purity.
  • Untreated: The great majority of gemstones on the market, especially sapphires, rubies and emeralds are treated or heated to artificially enhance their color and minimize inclusions. This will give you possibly a stronger colour, but lose extremely in value. Also, energy is released when heated expended. Therefore, most of the gemstones at MIADANA are untreated.

With us you wear more than just a gem

Responsibly sourced gemstones mean more than just a beautiful gemstone. Our Gemstones stand for social justice and strengthen the economy in the gemstone regions of Madagascar. You get colored gemstones from us that have been processed with the greatest respect for their raw materials and people.


We at MIADANA are convinced that if the jewelry and gemstone industry itself meets the requirements of Transparency, social justice and responsible working practices in and of themselves, we are on a good note way to achieve more sustainability and fairness in the world. Through the awareness of the origin and extraction of gemstones, jewelery lovers can wear their gems with a good feeling. Because what wears better than a flawless conscience?

 

The organic cucumber from the supermarket. The fair trade coffee from Colombia. We at MIADANA also rely on “fair” Products. But as is so often the case when it comes to sustainability and fair trade, the big question arises: What is there behind? Can you really trust that? We know that trust is the basis of sustainability. We love Transparency. Not only with precious stones, but also with our philosophy and company history. Hence In this blog post you will find out where our Fairtrade gemstones come from, who we support and what is "fair" with our gemstones.


What am I wearing? Wear gems with pride


Gemstone jewelry is a great way to show off your personality. But it can be difficult be knowing where the stones came from. These jewels can be shipped to third world countries quickly and cheaply to have been sanded. The country of origin and the inhabitants therefore hardly have the opportunity to find work or Comply with or earn money from environmental regulations.


Forced labour, child labour, armed conflicts and environmental pollution...It's not always easy these days know what you are buying and where the products come from.
At MIADANA we want our gemstones to be sold with pride and worn with a clear conscience.


Where do MIADANA's gemstones come from?


You may have already read where our gemstones come from: Madagascar. This is an exotic island in the Indian Ocean off Africa. More specifically, the gemstones come from artisanal mining, from regions in where gemstones have usually been mined for several decades. Alina Uhlitz, certified Gem appraiser and founder of MIADANA, has a direct connection to Madagascar and the local people.


Because Alina's husband was born in Madagascar. Both had to see with their own eyes how he did it Gem trading in Madagas kar flourishes - but the inhabitants still have to live in poverty. Alina wanted one prepare the end. Get involved with Trina Rakotozandrindrainy, a Madagascan gem prospector for a fair payment and an environmentally friendly dismantling, to directly in the connected to the mines to create a sustainable impact in village communities.


Sustainability - just one word? With us it's more!


Sustainability. We do not associate this with renunciation, but with awareness and responsibility. The term "fairer Trade" is often used in connection with commodities such as coffee, tea and cocoa. It means that the Farmers who grow these products receive a fair price for their produce and that they are not being exploited by middlemen or other buyers. We also have the same principle with ours precious stones.


Does sustainable consumption mean doing without?


No. Sustainable values ​​and social responsibility do not have to be in conflict with beauty and style! Alone, that you take the time and read this article, what is behind sustainable gemstones, you contribute to create awareness of sustainability. Well done!

We at MIADANA are committed to ethical and environmentally friendly trade. We want our customers not just buying and wearing beautiful gems. With the purchase we want to give our customers a clear conscience. You should therefore know that our gemstones come from villages where the local people sustainably from live in their country. In this way, with your purchase, you are helping families in Madagascar to keep theirs be able to compete in everyday life with secure work. You will find out what that means in concrete terms in the next section.



What does "fair" gemstone jewelery mean in concrete terms?


When you buy a fair trade gemstone from MIADANA, you can be sure that:


  • There are no children working in the mine or in the grinding shop
  • the miners work in safe, healthy and decent conditions
  • the mining is environmentally friendly: i.e. the surrounding rivers are insignificantly polluted, the earth is preserved as much as possible poured back into the pit after the closure of a mine so that the land can be farmed again
  • the miners benefit from a purchase guarantee that is priced above world market prices (before especially in our own projects)
  • Self-employed artisanal miners throughout the country are supported in their projects to work independently. As? By having their finds taken from them for sums that exceed the world market price.
  • Existing structures of local artisanal mining are respected - it will not become a western system forced!
  • Production is kept local as much as possible, i.e. grinding and polishing take place in the capital, Antananarivo, to support the local economic structures and if possible leaving a large part of the value chain in the country
  • the two grinders working for us have regular working hours and can work safely


Fairtrade gemstones have high requirements


Basic factors are crucial in the gemstone trade. Besides the social factors, we also pay attention to the following Points:


  • Availability: Gemstones are natural products with limited quantities. It is therefore important that to consider availability and avoid overproduction.
  • Trustworthiness: The service of the supplier and the provider plays an important role. But who does not shy away from keeping its supply chains completely transparent and monitoring every step of production documenting can generate trust.
  • Quality of Gemstone: Quality of gemstones are always associated with their carat weight, color, cut and described for their purity.
  • Untreated: The great majority of gemstones on the market, especially sapphires, rubies and emeralds are treated or heated to artificially enhance their color and minimize inclusions. This will give you possibly a stronger colour, but lose extremely in value. Also, energy is released when heated expended. Therefore, most of the gemstones at MIADANA are untreated.



With us you wear more than just a gem

Responsibly sourced gemstones mean me than just a beautiful gem. Our Gemstones stand for social justice and strengthen the economy in the gemstone regions of Madagascar. You get colored gemstones from us that have been processed with the greatest respect for their raw materials and people.


We at MIADANA are convinced that if the jewelry and gemstone industry itself meets the requirements of Transparency, social justice and responsible working practices in and of themselves, we are on a good note way to achieve more sustainability and fairness in the world. Through the awareness of the origin and extraction of gemstones, jewelery lovers can wear their gems with a good feeling. Because what wears better than a flawless conscience?

 








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