I’m proud to announce that Earth’s Treasury is now an introductory member of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA). The AGTA is the leading professional organization for dealers of colored gemstones, pearls as well as jewelers and other industry professionals. All members must annually commit in writing to the associations code of ethics–the most stringent in the industry. Even joining the group requires a waiting period–as a new business, Earth’s Treasury had to wait a year before we could be accepted as a member, and after one year as an introductory member we will be eligible for full membership.
I believe strongly that educating my customers and being completely open about any treatments that gems may have been subjected to is always fully disclosed–although as those who follow my work know, I generally only work with completely natural gemstones.