All Brilliant Earth Namibian diamonds are mined according to strict standards of environmental and social responsibility. These diamonds help to promote sustainable development in the impoverished southwest African country. All of our Namibian diamonds are mined and finished within Namibia's borders, providing much-needed jobs, health care and education opportunities for Namibia's people. Because Namibia's ecology has suffered from irresponsible mining practices in the past, the diamond mining regions are now closely monitored for environmental impacts with special care to rehabilitate the land after use.
Namibian diamonds are mined according to strict international ecological standards. On-shore mining areas are carefully rehabilitated through re-vegetation or repurposing of mining infrastructure. The Coastal Monitoring Program closely monitors marine mining operations to ensure that environmental impacts are mitigated.
All of our diamonds are mined, cut and polished in Namibia, providing local jobs and safe and progressive working conditions. Workers receive fair wages, education and skilled job training. They also benefit from the diamond-funded Prevention Care and Support Program, which curbs the spread of HIV/AIDS among laborers and local populations through rigorous education and by making treatment readily available.
These diamonds aid long-term economic development in Namibia by enabling a self-sustainable national gem cutting industry, thus allowing Namibia to retain more of the value of its natural resources. Today, 30% of Namibia's annual export revenue comes from the diamond industry. Diamonds have funded the construction of a renowned maternity clinic in the country's north, as well as the University of Namibia and the Namibian Institute for Educational Development. Diamond revenue also regularly goes toward improving infrastructure, childhood education and health care in local communities.
At Brilliant Earth, we ensure that each of our Namibian diamonds is mined and processed in accordance with strict environmental and social principles and standards. Environmental impacts are minimized, sites are rehabilitated, and care is taken to promote the well being of the local people and the sustainable development of the region. Diamonds are carefully tracked from mine to final delivery to ensure they are mined, cut, and polished in Namibia.
All of our ethically sourced diamonds come with a Certificate of Origin that guarantees their ethical origin in accordance with fair trade and environmentally responsible principles.
We are excited to introduce our collection of Namibian loose diamonds, which are available in numerous styles, cuts and shapes upon request. Please contact us for inquiries or additional information.