Collection: Moyo Gems

Moyo Gems is a responsible miner-to-market gemstone collaboration born in East Africa. They are working with the women artisanal gem miners (and their male allies!) in Tanzania and Kenya to track rubies, sapphires, tourmaline,  garnets, citrines, and amethysts, from miner to market. 

They work to empower women miners to work safely, improve their financial security, and access new, consistent market opportunities for fair trade.  

What's behind a name? 

Moyo means 'heart' in Kiswahili (the dominant language in Tanzania and Kenya) and in a few other languages around the African continent. 

That's why they call Moyo Gems  'gems from the heart'.