Thursday Sep 13, 2018

Episode 23 AP Gemology and Jewelry with Thesis Gems

AP Gemology & Jewelry With Thesis Gems


Last week’s episode was all about alternative jewelry to the class ring.

I shared so many other ring options that would be worn and not destined for the jewelry graveyards of forgotten jewelry box drawers.



This week, we continue with the school theme with a Thesis.


According to the Oxford dictionary, and Thesis is


“A statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved.”


I vehemently stand by the thesis that jewelry is worth more than the money we pay for it.


Jewelry speaks the words we don’t have to tell someone how special they are to us.


Jewelry is like wearing a mini monument that continuously celebrates our most important life events.


Cate Claus is the creator and designer behind Thesis gems, and  brings more validation to my theory



Cate thoughtfully and throughly sources the materials used to create her jewelry, using only the finest gems recovered in the most earth friendly practices while yielding the most return to the local and regional communities and environments.



As stated on her website, her Motto for Thesis Gems is:


“We believe that people and the environment are more valuable than any gem. That’s why Thesis seeks sources that are committed to ethical treatment of workers and the land.  And we donate 1% of our gross sales to organizations fighting to conserve and defend our planet. That's our thesis. Guaranteed forever.”


I feel Cate does a great job proving and supporting her thesis, and she does it all while maintaining a full time practice as a pediatrician in the San Francisco area.


I’m so happy to share her story today!

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