Who We Are
We are gem lovers. We are gem cutters. We are gem miners. Family owned and operated since 1976, Columbia Gem House developed the world's first Fair Trade Gems® Protocols, focusing on mine-to-market traceability for every gemstone we sell. Our mission is to go beyond fair trade. We are committed to operate in a way that creates a positive impact at every touch point, both with the people and environment involved.
Our vision is to create a world where responsibly sourced gems are the rule, not the exception.
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After more than four decades in the industry, we have found a number of ways to better support our sourcing partners; one of which is through mine-run purchasing. This means we offer a widely accessible range of gemstone qualities and the most creative cutting, as all our cutting is done in-house. Our promise is to always disclose any and all treatments, how we purchase, and what the impact is.
Fair Trade means so more to us than just do-no-harm or simply following the law. It means going above and beyond to ensure a positive impact touches every person and environment that we work with. From community projects, environmental rebuilds, to fundraisers, we are always looking for ways to do more and offer opportunities for customers to be involved.
Following the journey of a gem from Mine to Market®, we can guarantee full and complete information about each gem is shared. There is no chance of undisclosed treatments or added synthetics because we only source untreated materials and cut, heat, or leave natural in-house ourselves. We are always improving and happy to share with you what point we are at in the process.