Searching for Ethical Healing Crystals

"First, Do No Harm" - Hippocrates, Father of Medicine

When you buy a healing crystal, you are the final link in a global supply chain, peopled with merchants, factory workers and miners.

Can you use a stone for healing, if it causes harm to others?

In order to know the environmental and humanitarian impact of our purchases, we have to know what is happening at each step in the supply chain.

True Spiritual Alignment requires a strong foundation in reality.

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Confronting the Dark Side of the Healing Crystal Industry
Confronting the Dark Side of the Healing Crystal Industry

 

 

 

Why are ethical crystals so hard to find?  How does Moonrise Crystals trace stones, Earth to Pocket?

 

In 2018, a journalist searched for someone willing to speak "on the record" about sourcing in the healing crystal industry.

Only one person was willing to talk, Julie Abouzelof of Moonrise Crystals.

Do You Know Where Your Crystals Came From?
Do You Know Where Your Crystals Came From?
Seeking Spiritual Alignment What's At The Root?
Seeking Spiritual Alignment What's At The Root?

 

 

In January 2019, I almost quit my job because I was dismayed by the ethics in the gem and mineral industry.

But I didn't quit. Instead, I decided to take a stand.

 

 

What makes a mine "ethical"?

How do small and artisanal mines compare to industrial mines?

Ethical Mining
Ethical Mining
Ethical Lapidary
Ethical Lapidary

 

 

What makes a polishing factory "ethical"?

What are the subtle clues that a lapdiary will be a good business partner for Moonrise Crystals?

What's Next?

Moonrise Crystals is currently overhauling this website to dramatically increase transparency about sourcing and ethical issues.

Madagascar Sourcing

As of July 12, 2019, 100% of the hearts and 25% of the tumbled stones have been updated.

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