Luxe.zen has joined forced with Moyo Gems, Pact International and the Tanzanian Women Miner’s Association (TAWOMA) to launch a specialized gemstone jewellery with gems that are tracked from mine to market.
Luxe.zen claims they aim to change malpractice in the gem mining industry. With the help of their partnerships with the various brands, the company claims it can trace all the materials from mine to customer, in an effort to ensure quality of material as well as proper manufacturing procedure.
The company says that the partnership will also help increase income opportunity for artisanal miners, as Luxe.zen prefers to use “rough and imperfect” stones, which they claim most companies will reject.
Luxe.zen says that in collaboration with its partners, the company will provide safer venues to sell, transparent pricing and immediate payment, as well as training on mining safety, environmental sustainability, and gemstone evaluation.
"We are bringing expanded opportunities to Tanzanian Moyo program miners through this new effort,'' says Norbert Massay of PACT International. "These opportunities strengthen women-led households, communities, and our national partner TAWOMA."
To learn more, visit www.luxezen.com.