Buying a gem as “ethically sourced” does not make it so. How accurately can you trace its path to you? It is not always easy navigating through the marketing hype on what is and is not an “ethical gemstone.” My name is Farooq Hashmi. I’m a third-generation gem hunter specializing in facet rough and the owner of Intimate Gems. I have been trading gems & crystals for close to three decades and have extensive experience cutting, grading, processing and sourcing them around the world. Please join our presentation as me, and a panel of international gem merchants leading in their respective fields, speak on understanding the Journey of Gems from Mine to Market and the realities of ethical gem sourcing.