Conflict Gem Stones
Sapphire Ring Co custom sapphire rings are all natural certified authentic conflict free real sapphires ring settings at wholesale prices - we will not buy or work with any conflict sapphires as well as refusing to buy natural sapphires from countries where there are unsafe or dangerous mining practices, poor rates of pay, as well as few to no laws on child labor. We have taken this stance from the first day we started business. We work with our own gem brokers in Sri Lanka, Ceylon sapphires are not only produce some of the finest sapphires in the world, but have strict laws on mining, land replacement, fair rates of pay and no child labor. We monitor all our countries and randomly carry out full country of origin reports on our sapphire gem stones to ensure that the sapphires we are buying have only been mined from countries which have the best business practices.
Sapphire Rings Co. does not purchase conflict gems or gems from countries whose mining practices are questionable
These countries are known sources of conflict gemstones:
- Democratic Republic of Congo
We have taken a stance not to buy sell or trade with these countries. All of our sapphires come from our own gem broker at our two offices in Sri Lanka. See our page about us as well as our company ethics page.
Take a look at our pages about education on Non-Conflict Gemstone Countries
Every sapphire we have is a unique stone created by mother nature, which is cut and polished to show off that one stone's color and luster, bringing out the individual character of each gem. Once the sapphire is certified, we hand pick a unique custom ring setting to be made, which is then set by hand for that stone. It takes approximately 3 - 4 months from when a sapphire is hand picked to having the sapphire set and listed for sale at wholesale price. We do keep a wide selection of loose natural sapphires in stock which are not set, so please contact us if you have any questions on any one of our natural sapphire rings or a custom ring setting which you might be considering.
We own our offices in Sri Lanka were we personally travel to throughout the year to buy our natural Ceylon sapphires from both the mines & markets with support from our full time gem-broker their cutting out all the middle-men, this allows us to buy the finest sapphire at prices not matched by anyone. Our natural sapphire go from the mine to custom rings designed by us & made by our jewelers giving our customers both trade & private buyers unique custom sapphire rings at wholesale prices or less.
Please contact us with any questions you have & see our page on “The Life of a Sapphire-http://www.sapphirerings.org/life-of-a-sapphire