Extractive industries mine the metals and gems found in most jewelry. For example, Myanmar produces more than 90% of the world’s rubies and jade, and these stones command high prices on the international market. However, the communities from which these stones originate do not benefit from the profits. In fact, the Myanmar military keeps the profits of the gemstone industry and uses that money to fund their operations against ethnic minorities, like the Rohingya or the Kachin.
Bulgari is an Italian jewelry and luxury goods brand that sources many of its gemstones from Myanmar. We invite you to sign this petition calling on Bulgari to stop buying Myanmar gemstones and thereby financing the military’s persecution of ethnic minorities.