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Environmental Stewardship in Gemstone Mining: Quo Vadis?
Gemstones and the environment share an intrinsic relationship. Gemstones themselves are a product of temporary geological conditions and environments. They can be found on earth’s seven continents. They can be found in primary or secondary deposits, at the bottom of seas and on the top of mountains. The combinations of magmatism, metamorphism, and sedimentation have given us the treasures that we, for millennia, have valued as gems.
This publication in a leading industry journal, InColor, by IEDS Scholar Laurent Cartier considers ways of improving social and environmental resposibility in the colored gemstone sector.