For the past 20 years Wholesalegemshop has been sourcing jewelry from Nepal. The recent earthquake has had a devestating effect on our partner and silversmiths, who have lost members of their families and some have lost their homes. There are many great organizations working to help Nepal recover from the earthquake. If you want a safe and effective way to donate, you can donate through Wholesalegemshop.com at this donation page. We forward 100% of funds donated through our site to Friends of Nepal — an organization which I (Aaron) have been involved with (and currently serve as its Board President) for 15 years. These funds are distributed to hospitals and other local non-governmental organizations doing hands on recovery work in Nepal.
The other way you can help is by continuing to to purchase jewelry made in Nepal. Many of the items on this site are made in Nepal and more than anything, these hardworking people need to get back to work as soon as possible. Buy your jewelry from this site and you will know you are also helping people who very much need your business. This is not charity. It is trade. Jewelry exports are one of the few industries that ties Nepal to the outside world — there are very few exports from Nepal. And now that the country will certainly lose a significant amount of its tourism dollars over the next couple years, every bit of commerce helps. I currently have an order in production that has been delayed and hopefully will be ready to send to me soon. And I will do everything in my power to provide my partners in Nepal with steady income as they recover. So please, even if you decide to purchase jewelry for your business from someone else, Buy Nepal!