Ethically sourced gemstones for wholesale jewelry business consists of gems that, when mined or extracted, does not damage the environment or the people involved in the whole process in any manner. Also, it should not damage the flora and fauna of the locality to irreparable levels. The profits made from selling these gems should not fund war, terrorism, political unrest, or any other malign activity. The workers down the line should get a fair living wage. And last but certainly not least, the mining practices should adhere to the local mining laws.
Usually, ethically sourced gemstones are perceived by many as the gemstone that, when mined, doesn’t damage the environment while neglecting the other essential aspects. People mostly miss out on the social impact and damage that gemstone sourcing does.