We only work with mines and suppliers that pay their miners and manufactures a fair wage including holiday pay, overtime pay, and goal based bonuses.
This also includes providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against injury or sickness from inhaling toxic dust while cutting and polishing these beautiful minerals.
We would rather pay a little more upfront knowing our miners are treated well over buying from cheaper suppliers that keep the cost down by having poor working conditions and lower wages.
This is due to the time, money, and effort we personally put into finishing our items to a higher quality.
We thoroughly inspect every tower for defects not up to our standards.
While most stores are just trying to make a quick buck, we personally have a hand in finishing 90% of our towers.
This includes sanding deep scratches missed in rough grinding, poor polishes, or bases that can not stand.
We have invested thousands of dollars in lapidary saws, flat laps, diamond embedded grinding wheels, polishing pads, and PPE.
While we are human and may miss something on occasion.
We can promise you the items you purchase from us have been manufactured with love and care.
We will not sell a item that we would not be happy to receive ourselves.