Charity Work At The Natural Sapphire Company
When you purchase a natural gemstone, you are receiving a piece of history with a deep connection to the land and people from which it came. In our many years of working directly in these communities, the experience of being able to positively effect change is one of the most rewarding aspects of the business.
When you shop at The Natural Sapphire Company, you are engaging in a much larger ecosystem that we are proud to support. Your purchase will help to directly improve the lives and lands of areas around the world. By finding something beautiful to add to your life, you’ll also be adding something beautiful to the life of someone else who had a part in making your gemstone possible.
A Mine-to-Market Company
The Natural Sapphire Company is a Mine-to-Market company, that means we specialize in rare gemstones beginning at their birth from the earth, all the way until they come into your hands. At all points in this process, we try very hard to make sure our sapphires touch people’s lives in a peaceful and supportive way. Whether it is our gem cutters being properly employed with a living wage and a healthy work environment, or properly caring for the land that the sapphires come from, we do our part to support our community in Sri Lanka, Burma, and other regions in the best way we can; by working directly with local groups and communities.
Efforts offered by The Natural Sapphire Company are based in the principles of care and support that are at the forefront of our mission to serve. A healthy percentage of our sales goes directly back into supporting all the people and things that bring you a sapphire that is full of good karma from mine to market. Most of the charitable programs we support are self-created and administered through our dedicated staff.
Our Charity Projects
Here are just a few of the areas that your business with The Natural Sapphire Company has allowed us to work to improve communities:
Our child welfare projects provide assistance to impoverished families in rural areas who struggle to make ends meet and care for their families. Through improving opportunities for children and acting as a resource to families in need, we hope to better their current and future quality of life.
In efforts to enhance the educational opportunities of the communities we work with, we have established many projects focused on renovating schoolhouses, providing school supplies to students, providing shoes and clothing, ensuring that schools have clean water, supporting teachers, and more.
Environment & Nutrition
NSC is proud to be a mine-to-market company focused on dealing with mining operations that have minimal environmental impact. We focus on preserving the land from which we bring you the most beautiful gemstones in the world through tree planting and land restoration in mining regions. The trees we plant are often fruit trees that also give healthy food options to the local community.
Early Childhood Care
Many children are separated from their families at an early age for a variety of reasons and reside in small orphanages throughout local communities where children are typically never turned away. With these groups, we can make a huge difference addressing concerns around education, nutrition, health, clothing, new buildings, and supplies.
Computers & Technology
We offer classes to students seeking advanced education with computers and technology. We donate laptops to these courses and provide instruction on basic computer skills. We offer advanced education on how to use Word processing, Outlook communication, Excel, and other computer programs that would enable people to work in a variety of industries.
Elderly & Women’s Needs
We provide communities caring for elderly with new supplies in their facilities, necessary infrastructure repairs, help with compensating staff and bringing in more assistance, and bringing local musicians and singers in for entertainment. In efforts to support equal rights and equal opportunities for women in developing countries, we also provide education for women looking to enter the workforce, support to single women with children or with struggling families, assistance with home repairs, and employment opportunities.