Colombian Emeralds are famous world wide. Until now the extraction was limited to a few mines.
Thanks to the ongoing peace process, several mines that were not exploited during decades are now coming to the market,
allowing to produce and deliver very nice stones.
More recently Gold mines investments have flourished all around Colombia. Appart from these investments usually conducted in accordance to local and international standards, many small artisanal mines operated by locals do not have any licence and may have a strong impact on the environement, especially when mercury is used in the mining process.
In order to bring gold and emeralds to the market along with taking care of ethical and environmental compliance, Ethical-stones participates in various local projects, creating cooperatives, seeking investments and modernizing the mining process.