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Karnataka, India, 10 April 2020 – It is in the tough business environments that one gets to know the differentiators, the organisations that stand out in terms of not just achievements but following the best practices. Gemstoneuniverse ( the brand operated by the parent company, Astro Journey) was awarded the coveted Accredited Ethical Member (AEM) certification on 30th March 2020, by the International Colored Gemstone Association, which is granted only to Members who demonstrate the ability to provide ethically mined conflict free gemstones and precious metals from the mine to market as per the stringent guidelines set by the CIBJO (World Jewellery Confederation) the UN-United Nations Human Rights Guidelines.
In today’s world, taking the tougher route, going the extra mile for your end customer is exhorted but little followed. Gemstoneuniverse now ensures not just providing technically the best, but also an emotionally gratifying, conflict-free gemstone product to end-user. This is a yearly accreditation that is awarded after a stringent audit and verification checks. Only five organizations/ companies have earned this coveted Accreditation to date.
This accreditation means that Gemstoneuniverse ensures that its gemstones and precious metals adhere to the following guidelines:
- Conflict-Free, responsibly sourced and mined
- Follows the ethical business practices to fight crime, smuggling, human rights violation, money laundering, bribery, and unethical facilitation payments.
- Have transparency and can be traced to the origin with each step in between the mine to market credibly verified.
- Follow humane business practices especially in mining areas providing the basic respects, rights and facilities, social services, education facilities, etc. to the miners, their families, and associated communities.
- Ensure product integrity by following the CDC (common disclosure code) and disclosing any Gemstones treatments upfront to the end consumer by providing credible 3rd party certifications etc. among others
As an ICA Member and a top Gemstone exporter from India, Gemstoneuniverse is among the top 700 leaders in the global gem industry from 47 countries, including suppliers, miners, cutting experts and museums.
Speaking on the Occasion, Guruji Shrii Arnav-Mentor of Gemstoneuniverse said, “I am honoured at the Accredited Ethical Member certification by the ICA. It is heartening when our work and ethical guidelines and best practices are acknowledged by global associations. At Gemstoneuniverse we deal in pristine Jyotish Gemstones and there is an element of sanctity and purity attached to Jyotish Gemstones that are very rare and that these norms have been followed since our foundation. This adds an extra layer of security, certification, and credibility to the Gemstoneuniverse patented process of providing Jyotish Gemstones.”
Guruji Shrii Arnav, in midst of his travel, had recently issued a video and audio public advisory from the province of Mae-Sot (on Thai Burma border) appealing to the people to practice social distance, support the authorities and be prepared for a possible lockdown. This prediction was made on 21st March 2020 much before the Government Of India formally announced it. He had even given the April 14th date exactly so-This appeal is publicly available with date and timestamp pinned at the top of the Gemstoneuniverse Facebook page. Gemstoneuniverse has always followed best practices – it is a company that has put people above profits. Gemstoneuniverse engages with around 3 million viewers per month and it has effectively used social media messaging to drive home the relevant point.
It is a company that anticipated the global situation and its ramifications well in advance, sending all international shipments by March 10, 2020. The switchover to technology was swift and the processes that could be moved online as well.
Gemstoneuniverse will donate 10% of all profits exclusively to a fund that will be equally distributed three ways in the PM Cares Fund for relief as inspired by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi along with WHO and UNICEF.
www.gemstoneuniverse.com is the leading online retailer of precious untreated Gemstones that have played a significant role in standardizing the online retail and e-commerce of Gemstones that are rare and highly valued commodity.
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