Gemstones and Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub


This Gemstone Knowledge Hub is a research hub on coloured gemstones formed by University of Delaware’s Geography Department, the University of Queensland’s Center for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), and the University of Lausanne’s Faculty of Geosciences.  

Coloured gemstone supply chains are highly fragmented. The large variety of different gemstones found in the trade, each facing different mining & manufacturing issues and production cycles, adds to this complexity. 

The Gemstone Knowledge Hub seeks to contribute to overcoming some of these gaps, by bringing together existing knowledge and targeting critical research issues in coloured gemstone mining and manufacturing. We welcome collaboration and feedback, please feel free to connect with us.