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The Environmental & Social Impact of Crystals

No one wants to think about child labor, poor working conditions, or environmental damage when trying to purchase pretty healing crystals.  Yet we can all agree that the most powerful healing energy requires ethical mining and polishing.  Moonrise Crystals is committed to investigating the environmental and social impacts of the gem industry to provide detailed, transparent research for every stone it sells.

Does Moonrise Crystals Ethically Source?

The simple answer is… to the very best of our ability.  The mining industry is famous for its secrecy and lack of regulation. It is very hard to evaluate and track every aspect of a crystal’s journey but Moonrise Crystals was the first crystal business to start asking questions and doing the research.

What We Do

  • Trace every stone’s origin as close to the mine as possible

  • Cultivate relationships with mines, lapidaries, & wholesalers

  • Research the geology and mineralogy for every stone sold

  • Know current conflict zones & socio-economic-political situations

  • Maintain a “do not buy” list for problematic countries & stones

  • Analyze child & slave labor statistics for where our stones come from

  • Seek industry insight at conferences for ethical diamonds and gold

  • Invest in an ethical mining claim & impact-driven social work

What Does Moonrise Crystals look for?

A tremendous amount of time and energy is spent on tracing stones and cultivating business relationships with mines, lapidaries, and wholesalers who conduct their operations with integrity.  Every stone sold by Moonrise Crystals is researched and all findings are published online. 

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Taking A Stand

Moonrise Crystals’ founder almost quit her business because of the lack of ethical standards within the gem and mineral industry.  Instead, she decided to take a stand.  Learn about her journey here.

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The world of crystals can be mired in exploitative practices in developing countries and sketchy sourcing—not the kind of energy a good witch wants to bring home. Moonrise Crystals has some of the most transparent sourcing available online: It includes its guidelines right on the site and cites the mine, gem dealer, and origin of the relationship for each crystal. – New York Times (May 2023)

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