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You will be pleased to know that Gemstoneuniverse( Astro Journey) was awarded the coveted AEM- Accredited Ethical Member certification on 30th March 2020, by the International Colored Gemstone(ICA) which is granted only to Members who demonstrate the ability to provide Ethically Mined responsibly sourced 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.

This is a yearly accreditation that is awarded after a stringent audit and verification checks

In short this means that Gemstoneuniverse ensures that Its Gemstones and precious metals are:

– Conflict Free with no support to NON STATE armed groups and organizations.

– Responsibly sourced and mined.

– Follows the ethical business practices to fight crime, smuggling, and human rights violation.

– Have transparency and can be traced to the origin with each step in between the mine to market credibly verified.

– Fight money laundering by implementing strict practices that can verify and trace payments end to end and minimize the use the cash and where cash is used- disclosed and establish the source with due paperwork and clearances.

-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.

-Has established and implemented a Responsible sourcing policy.

-Due diligence norms have been implemented and followed in the Supply chain.

-Firmly Established-KYC-Know your counter party norms and verifications.

– Have strict processes and policies to prevent money laundering, bribery and unethical facilitation payments.

– Due diligence and risk management norms to ensure conflict free sourcing and that there is no support to Non State Armed groups or illegal mining and trading of materials.

– 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.

– Ensure protection and safety of whistle blowers.

As an ICA Member and a top Gemstone exporter from India, Gemstoneuniverse is among 700 top leaders in the global gem industry from 47 countries, including suppliers, miners, cutting experts and museums to name a few experts in the field.

Speaking on the Occasion, Guruji Shrii Arnav-Mentor of Gemstoneuniverse said, I am pleased at the Accredited Ethical Member certification by the ICA. This will ensure peace of mind in the consumer’s mind that their cherished gemstones are responsibly sourced ethically mined and conflict free and they are also contributing in fighting crime and human rights violations and they are together with us in this journey.

He added that 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 inception. This adds an extra layer of security, certification and credibility to the Gemstoneuniverse patented process of providing Jyotish Gemstones.

www.gemstoneuniverse.com is the leading online retailer of precious untreated Gemstones that has played a significant role in standardizing the online retail and e-commerce of Gemstones that are a rare and highly valued commodity.

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