SOOTHING - HOPE - ANXIETY RELIEF
These gorgeous deep green stones with orangey/blue inclusions are known as Beryl! Beryl is chemically from the same family as emeralds (The birthstone for May!) but is closer to Aquamarine with the presence of iron in the stone (the orange bits!)
This is the perfect stone for watery Scorpio's. Beryl has a cooling and calming energy said to relieve stress and anxiety, soothe the heart and mind. It is believed to sustain love and offer a sign of hope. This stone can attune to the sea making it the perfect stone for water signs!
This beryl is our second official Crystal Clear™ validated crystal. SLC's founder, Jill Urwin, has been working for years to clean up opaque supply chains in the crystal industry. This aquamarine from Tharaka Nithi County, Eastern Kenya is part of our efforts to provide the artisanal miners with a route to market that enables the final customer - you - to buy with complete clarity and confidence.
Crystal Clear™ has completed CRAFT due diligence guidelines at the mine to monitor fair-trade practices and identify areas of improvement as part of a longer term partnership with the mine. To provide further transparency, these batches of aquamarine are recorded on blockchain technology Provenance Proof.
This beryl is mined by Sparta Mines - a group of young men from Embu County in Kenya. They discovered the aquamarine deposit on their ancestral farmlands in the village, which gave them an opportunity for an alternative source of income.
The main challenge with this mine is that it is completely artisanal. The Mining ACT Kenya of 2016 officially recognises artisanal miners and legalises their activities, but Government roll out for issuing necessary mining permits is very slow.
Once the Government rolls out the permit program, Sparta mines will need to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment, apply and pay for their permit. At around 1000 USD, this is far more than these young men can afford. £1 from each aquamarine sold will help Sparta buy their permit.
5% profit from all purchases at She's Lost Control is donated to Crystal Clear - the social enterprise empowering artisanal mining communities.
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