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Monday, December 7, 2009

New Stones

I found a new source for fair trade gemstones - most of her stones come from mall-scale mines that are part of a local, nonprofit, non-governmental organization called the Tanzania Women Miner's Association (TAWOMA). TAWOMA educates miners on free-trade, ethical and sustainable mining principles. The Association's mission is to facilitate Women Miners to organize and access required financial, technical and marketing services so that they can carry out mining activities that are both economically viable and environmentally sustainable, thereby raising the standard of living of women miners and their families.

Rhodolite, 6mm

Aquamarine, 6mm

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