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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Fair Trade means so much 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 we work with. From community projects to environmental rebuilds, or even fundraisers, we are always looking for ways to do more and offer opportunities for our customers to be involved. We believe there is no such thing as an ‘ethical gemstone,’ but rather a supportive supply chain full of people who act responsibly and ethically.
Following the journey of a gem from Mine to Market®, we can guarantee full and complete information about each stone is shared. Our process eliminates any chance of undisclosed treatments or added synthetics because we aim to solely source untreated materials and then cut, heat, or leave natural in-house ourselves. We are always improving and happy to share with you what point we are in the process. Our promise is to always disclose any and all treatments, how we purchase, and what the impact is to those involved in the process.
After more than four decades in the industry, we have found a number of ways to better support our sourcing partners along the supply chain. This could be access to education, honest valuations, or even mine-run purchasing. Not only does this mean we offer a widely accessible range of gem qualities and the most creative cutting, but it also creates a supportive supply chain where fairness and equity exist. We work diligently to ensure safe workplaces, fair wages, and environmentally responsible gem mining occur throughout our process.