LOCALLY AND ETHICALLY SOURCED GEMSTONES
I handcraft my authentic gemstone jewelry with locally sourced gemstone beads and cut stones; from local businesses located in my surrounding area (the Northeast). I hand-pick the ethically sourced crystals that I use in my natural gemstone jewelry, which means I am mindful of the mining and processing practices that took place to hold that beautifully shaped stone in my hands.
A majority of the cabochons used in making my talismans, amulets, and pendants are cut and polished by hand at a single-person operated local lapidary. The raw ethically sourced crystals that are cut and polished are often locally mined and always hand-picked by the supplier. The other source I use is a small, local business that has been mining locally for generations and is highly knowledgeable about their specimens. When I shop, I ask what mines the stones came from, where they were processed, and if they are aware of the working conditions of said places. If they aren’t sure, I don’t buy it. I also have received, over the years, a generous amount of donated gemstones and jewelry scraps that I have been able to repurpose.
The packaging supplies that I use consist of recycled paper both bought and donated. I package your natural gemstone jewelry in a small but sturdy shipping box to reduce waste. To keep your items safe, I use biodegradable packing peanuts that melt when run under water. If you have crystals, gemstones, jewelry-making supplies, or packaging supplies you’d like to donate to me, please feel free to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Custom Order Form
Are you looking for the perfect piece of jewelry as a gift for a loved one, or to celebrate an upcoming occasion? Let Black Stone Alchemy help! Contact us and together we can create a custom design. If you have a specific stone in mind, know what type of jewelry you're looking for, or see something similar on my site that you'd like replicated, please include that information in your message below. This form is also for requesting repair services.