All of the diamonds we source are in accordance with the Kimberly Process. This is an international law that tracks a diamond from rough to consumer to ensure that the stone is conflict free. Our diamond suppliers have a guarantee on every invoice that certifies that the diamond you are buying is in accordance with the Kimberly Process.
Natural Resources Canada has a Green Mining Initiative, so Canadian diamonds are a great choice. This is initiative regulates greener mining practices, from using cleaner vehicles on mine sites, water protection and conservation, to flora and fauna restoration after mining has ceased. Canadian diamonds can be more expensive due to higher wages for miners and market demand.
Diamonds are highly regulated. There are more regulatory bodies in place for diamonds than coloured stones, so they may actually be a safer, more ethical choice.
Use Grandma’s stone. Re-using family gems is a great way to make an ethical stone choice. We can create a design that suites you and works for the size and shape of the stone you have. Stones can even be re-cut to create a new look!
Considering a lab grown stone? Lab grown sapphires and coloured stones are readily available, but range greatly in quality. Some lab grown stones look better than others. Lab grown diamonds are still not widely available in Canada. There are many suppliers on the Internet who sell directly to the public. Be mindful that not all ‘synthetic’ diamonds are actual diamond material. It may be a cubic zirconia, which would not hold up well for long term wear.
We hope that the information we have provided has been helpful. We have numerous documents available to review here in the gallery, should you be interested in learning more.