We will only buy our gemstones and fossils from our trusted UK supplier who guarantees ethical trading by visiting the mines and polishing factories abroad, getting to know the workers and their families ensuring that the money goes back to the local communities. The workers are paid good wages and have medical, health and schooling benefits for their families. The crystals and minerals are mainly mined by hand, only using machinery for larger rough stones, because of this, respect for the environment is high.