Artisanal and Small Scale Miners excavate and polish many of the most popular and beloved healing crystals sold on the market.  But do the miners know where their crystals go?  This video is a first step towards building a new kind of supply chain, transparent to miners and customers alike.

In this workshop, Julie introduces Malawi miners in East Africa to the healing crystal market in the USA.  These female miners are completely unfamiliar with this market. The psychological impact of transparency can be seen in the Q&A which follows.  This workshop was made possible by partnering with Virtu Gems, a non-profit focused on bringing responsible mine-to-market gemstones to the fine jewelry market.  The video is open-source and being shared with ASM throughout Africa.

Find Out What Happened Next

This workshop took place in December 2020 and was posted on YouTube in early 2021.  The rest of 2021 was very exciting in some ways and horribly challenging in other ways.

2019 was a watershed year at Moonrise Crystals.  Find out how it all started: The day I almost quit my business.