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Billionaire: The Future of Ethical Gemstones, 05.09.2022

Throughout history, people have valued gemstones for a variety of reasons, from religious symbols, amulets, and lucky charms to purely just ornamental decorations. Believed by many to have healing powers, gemstones have even been traded and used for medicinal purposes. They have also become a popular investment option.

But all that glitters isn’t gold and the gemstone industry is rife with those looking to make money at the expense of the earth.

We spoke to Dr Thomas Schröck, CEO and Founder of The Natural Gem, to find out more about the gemstone industry; specifically, sustainability within this sector, progress that is being made, and the future outlook of the industry.


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Dr. Thomas Schröck
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Dr. Thomas Schröck

The founder and managing partner of THE NATURAL GEM has been active in international gemstone trading for 30 years. As a doctor of economics and a certified gemmologist in Switzerland, Germany and the USA, among other countries, he is one of Europe’s leading experts on naturally-coloured, untreated gemstones and investments in them.


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