Malawi Sapphire Checkerboard Top Round Cabochon - De-Stash Stone Sale - 6mm, Fair Trade, Jewelry Making Supplies, Gemstone

$185.00
+ $10.00 shipping

Only 1 available

$185.00
+ $10.00 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
Returns and exchanges accepted
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It's de-stash time! I'm selling a bunch of cabochons and faceted gems that I'm just never going to get around to using - listing them for just what I paid for them. Happy shopping...

This is a super unique Malawi sapphire cabochon with a checkerboard cut top measuring 6mm round. It is in stock and ready to ship right away.

Sapphire is a September birthstone.

This particular gem came from an organization committed to ethical gemstone procurement. Some examples of the benefits under this program include:

- Financial support for the construction of a school in Southern Africa.
- Helping several mining projects improve their environmental issues.
- Assisting USAID with funds to ship anti-AIDS drugs to Africa
- Micro-financing small-scale mining operations.
- Prohibiting business practices such as: employing under aged workers, demanding employees to work exorbitant hours, paying below the standard or minimum wages, environmental degradation, smuggling, supporting terrorists groups, or unethical behavior.
- Binding contracts that establish strict procedures for buying and selling rough and polished gemstones throughout the pipeline that:
- Demonstrate to the customer where the gemstones originated;
- Identify what, if any, treatments have been done to the gemstone;
- Determine that the gemstone is of natural origin and not synthetic or imitation;
- Confirm that the gemstone was obtained legally;
- NOT support those who utilize business practices such as: employing child labor or slave labor, demanding employees to work exorbitant hours, paying below the standard or minimum wages, destroying the environment, smuggling, or supporting terrorists groups;
- NOT support those who are unethical or non-transparent in any manner.

The stones are tracked from mine to market, so you can be certain that your lovely bauble was not the cause of someone else's suffering.

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SHIPPING INFORMATION
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If you live in the United States and your order total is below $2,000, default shipping is via USPS Priority Mail (insured). If your order total is above $2,000, complimentary FedEx 2-Day delivery is included (also insured). If you prefer a different shipping method, please ask.

I do offer international shipping; because the US postal service will not insure jewelry items shipped internationally, I use FedEx International when shipping outside the US; this is a more expensive but far safer option. The price listed here for international shipping is an ESTIMATE ONLY - actual shipping costs could vary by up to $40 over or under the amount listed. If you would like an exact quote for shipping, please contact me prior to checkout; otherwise, I will contact you soon after checkout with an EXACT shipping quote and we will make arrangements at that point for a refund or additional payment. International buyers, please be aware that you are solely responsible for any duties/taxes that your country may charge on imported goods (this amount is NOT included in the shipping cost due here, but is paid separately upon receipt of goods). Please do not ask me to lie on the customs form; it's against the law! I can also provide an estimate for duties/taxes upon request.

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A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY SHOP
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I am an eco-freak! Wherever I possibly can, I make decisions that support the health of the environment, as well as the people and other animals that inhabit our earth.

I use recycled office supplies and shipping materials whenever possible. My studio electricity is generated from solar panels on our garage roof. I purchase carbon offsets for shipping. And of course my designs incorporate only recycled metals and ethically sourced stones. Please visit my 'About' page here on Etsy for more info!

All of my jewelry is vegan-friendly meaning no animal products (pearls, silk, leather, etc.) were used in its construction.



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