Ethical Gemstones

Ethical gemstones are at the heart of Lassanai. Beneath golden sands and palm-fringed mountain peaks, a heritage bounty as old as mankind lies buried across Sri Lanka - a tiny island fortress shaped by millennia of myth, battle, stamina and resilience. Lassanai pairs precious metals with one-of-a-kind gemstone rocks, charged with this potent terrain that created them.

Sri Lanka has long been known as the “Jewel Box of the Indian Ocean,” for its seemingly endless supply of gemstones, and its gem mining has been governed by ethical practices for centuries.

The population is primarily Buddhist, so this peaceful philosophy has been applied to Sri Lanka’s gem mining for hundreds of years. Gemming is largely restricted to small scale, often family-run operations, where heavy machinery and employment of anyone under 18, is forbidden. 

This gentle, cottage industry approach is to ensure that no harm comes to any living beings; the earth is minimally impacted; and a more stable source of employment is provided, for more people. By choosing to wear ethical gemstones, your fashion investments have a positive, mindful impact.