Working with ethically sourced Fair Trade Gold on our jewelry allows us to help and promote responsible mining practices, focusing on a gold that is sourced from responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations. We are proudly part of the Fair Trade Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) to whom we report our fair trade purchases and discuss ethics in environmental practices . All our precious gems are blood free natural gems from certified distributors that have not been altered in any laboratory. Ana's designs are manufacture in NYC where her company is based, yet she makes sure a small quantity of her work is still produced in São Paulo, as she support the small community of local craftsmen that she started her work with, in Brazil. Our production is hand made and all Ana's design are numbered editions made by fairly paid craftsmen. Ana Khouri donates and help support numerous charities across the world focusing on improving the well being of children living in poverty. Such as Aldeas Infantiles DOS in Mexico, FADA, Brazil Foundation, UNICEF, Childhood Foundation, and Save the Children.