Jeweltree and Nineteen48 / Crown Gems
As of this month, customers from Nineteen48 will be able to get a Jeweltree Certificate with their purchase of gem products from Nineteen48.
For those who don’t know, Nineteen48 is working with small scale miners from Sri Lanka in bringing an ethical gemstone product to market. They are finalists in the UK Retail Jewellery Awards in the category of Ethical Jewellery Business.
Their goal is to deliver high-quality, ethically-sourced gemstones at a fair price. To achieve this objective, Nineteen48 set up its own mining operation in Sri Lanka, providing employment to the local community, as well as establishing a Bournemouth office, employing staff in the UK.
Together with Jeweltree, Nineteen48 has set up a thorough track and trace and due diligence procedure to secure a guaranteed mine to finger protocol.
See the procedures here.
Customers buying a gemstone from Nineteen48 can now see from which site the stone originated and in most cases also put a face to the polisher.
The Jeweltree Certificate will come at an additional price of 15 EURO (or equivalent foreign currency) and Nineteen48 will, in consultation with Jeweltree, allocate this amount towards the miners and polishers in Sri Lanka.
Jeweltree Supporters will have their name displayed on the online certificate.