For our ethical diamond choices we offer traceable and transparently sourced diamonds from mainly two different sources: Canadian mined and recycled.
The best possible source of diamonds would be from an organized small-scale mining community working under fairtrade standards in a developing country. Unfortunately, this scenario does not exist. Consequently, we offer traceable and transparently sourced diamonds from four different sources: Canadian mined, recycled, lab created, and Namibian mined. In terms of quality, there is no difference between any of these sources. Diamond grading processes are designed to be objective and standardized.
Generally, the diamonds we offer in our gallery, and the small melee, are from recycled sources. On this website, we offer diamonds from Canada. From the perspective of wanting sources that provide a strong grassroots and local economic initiative for an underprivileged community, each of our diamond sourcing options has its upsides and drawbacks.
Diamond mining is not as toxic as precious metal mining. Diamonds are found in kimberlite, an igneous rock formations.