Moyo Gems is a responsible miner-to-market gemstone collaboration born in East Africa. We are working with the women artisanal gem miners (and their male allies!) in Tanzania and Kenya to track rubies, sapphires, tourmaline, garnets, citrines, and amethysts, from miner to market.
We work to empower women miners to work safely, mine better, improve financial security, and create stable, equitable markets for fair trade.
What's behind a name?
Moyo means 'heart' in Kiswahili (the dominant language in Tanzania and Kenya) and in a few other languages around the African continent.
That's why we call Moyo Gems 'gems from the heart'.
How do I buy the gems?
Please click here to get to the buying page. All Moyo Gems are sold wholesale via our program partners: Nineteen48, ANZA Gems, Maison Piat, and the Tanzanian Women Miners Association (see below!)
We have a small pilot program underway with mid and lower-value gems with the Tanzanian Women Miners Association (TAWOMA). However, for high-end and ultra-high end gems, please contact ANZA, Nineteen48, or Maison Piat.
I want to learn more!
Just click below :). We also have an extensive FAQ section here.