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Thursday, May 20, 2021

WJA Miami | Ethical Sourcing of Colored Gemstones

Start Date: 5/20/2021 7:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/20/2021 8:30 PM EDT

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Organization Name: WJA Miami

Tracey Carswell
Phone: (786) 265-9760


WJA Miami Presents: Ethical Sourcing of Colored Gemstones!


Have you ever wondered where your gemstones come from? What was the pathway they took from the ground to your jewelry? Let's get some of those questions answered... We are excited to welcome the President of Ethical Metalsmiths + founder of Anza Gems Monica Stephenson, the founder of Columbia Gem House Eric Braunwart, and co-founder of Ethical in Action and designer + owner of jewelry brand Dally+Toil , Sabrina Hoffman!

Join us on May 20th at 7pm EST, as the
panelists share their experience on sourcing ethical gemstones and ways to determine if your gemstones were mined ethically. There will be a Q+A, so bring your questions!

This event is open to members and non-members. Tickets are FREE!


Zoom link will be sent via email upon registration.

About the Panelists:

Monica Stephenson, Founder ANZA Gems

Monica Stephenson founded jewelry blog in 2008, and the responsible gemstone company ANZA Gems in 2015. ANZA Gems fuels development in Kenya and Tanzania through responsible gemstone purchasing and supports education initiatives in mining communities. She recently collaborated with NGO Pact, the Tanzania Women Miners Association, and Everledger on Moyo Gems, a traceable model to bring gems from women miners of Tanga, Tanzania to the international market. Monica is on the international Board of Directors of the Women's Jewelry Association and current President of the Board of Ethical Metalsmiths

You can follow her adventures on Instagram: @idazzle @anzagems @moyogems

Eric Braunwart, Founder Columbia Gem House


At Columbia Gem House, we recognize that gemstones are a gift from the earth. As a company, we make sure all individuals in the supply chain and the earth itself, are treated with the respect they deserve. With decades of creative gemstone cutting, manufacturing, and developing/maintaining strict Fair Trade Gem Protocols, we are committed to public education, diversity in the industry, and fair practices at every touchpoint from mine to market. We're 45 years and counting in our work with artisanal miners worldwide. Follow along @columbiagemhouse

Sabrina Hoffman, Co-founder Ethical in Action


Sabrina Hoffman started working in jewelry in early 2018 after feeling like the jewelers that she was working with to design pieces weren’t being completely honest. In the journey to unravel all of the information, she ended up a licensed jewelry designer under the name Dally + Toil, which basically means to act playfully while working hard.
Doing business in an ethical, honest, and transparent manner have always been cornerstones for Sabrina, who focuses on colored gemstone jewelry design. In some twist of fate, the first people that she sat next to at the first official jewelry conference she attended was Eric and Kathe Braunwart, of Columbia Gem House, who’s company is one of the OG’s in transparency and equitable supply chain work.
Sabrina’s mission has been to design jewelry in a manner that finds ways to support the whole supply chain, along with the bridging of old school and new school jewelers and bringing industry issues to a platform for conversation to move into a better future for the industry. She still works with Columbia Gem House on projects including the IG account Ethical in Action which finds ways to spotlight what companies and independents are doing to support an equitable supply chain, but also various aspects of social and environmental life along that chain. You can follow along @ethical_in_action or @dallyandtoil 



Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 5/20/2021 6:00 PM

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