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
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.
Good Safety Standards
Low Environmental Impact
Short Supply Chain
Small & Family Businesses
Safeguards Indigenous Rights
Compassionate Business Philosophy
Where do our stones come from?
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.
Moonrise Crystals In the Press
Do You Know Where Your Crystals Come From?
New Republic Interview (May 2018)
Are Healing Crystals Connecting You To The Earth or Harming It?
Jezbel Interview (December 2019)
Rock Stars: 3 Entrepreneurs Banking on Good Vibes With Crystal Magic
Ventured Interview (March 2020)
Expanding Ethical Crystal Markets for Artisanal and Small Scale Miners
Workshop hosted by Virtu Gems (March 2021)
Lapis Lazuli Sold on Instagram May Be Helping to Fund the Taliban
Teen Vogue Interview (November 2021)
Ethical Crystals with Julie Abouzelof
The Outerknown Podcast (November 2021)