You often ask me where our stones come from, if they come from fair trade and respectful with the environment... so I'll explain!
• WHERE DO OUR STONES COME FROM? •
The vast majority of our stones are mined in Brazil, my native country. I buy them directly with a few companies that have their own mines in the southern region of the country, in Rio Grande do Sul. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know the owners of these companies and I know that there the minerals are pulled under good working conditions. The stones of this region are rather Agates and Quartz (Amethyst, Rock Crystal, Rose Quartz, etc.).
We also sell stones from other regions of Brasil, especially from the state of Minas Gerais. Taxation is therefore not always easy.
However, these are companies that work with exporting to all over the world, and they must always be in the right working steps otherwise they can easily lose their license. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
So I trust them. We find all our stones with traditional companies in the city of Soledade, in Brazil, a region where part of my family grew up and we know families of miners from several generations.
Most of the stones are chosen one by one for me (hello, @annecauduro here), with great care and respect for nature. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀