Many of our fine jewelry pieces are adorned with sparkling diamond accents. Like all Brilliant Earth gems, these small diamonds are mined with respect for people and the environment. Although diamond mining in many countries is plagued by violence and serious labor and environmental abuses, we use only diamond accents verified to originate from ethical sources.
We source our diamond accents only from suppliers who can demonstrate that their diamonds come from countries free from violence and labor and environmental abuses. These countries include Canada, Botswana, Namibia, Russia, and South Africa. Because we choose only diamond accents verified to originate from these countries, we can guarantee that they meet our beyond conflict free standard.
Our diamond accents are guaranteed to be free from labor abuses such as child labor and forced labor. In addition, our accents are mined in countries which are committed to beneficiation and provide quality jobs to hundreds of thousands of people. For instance, in Russia, the average wage at a diamond mine is more than twice the average Russian salary. More than two thirds of the workforce in the Russian city of Mirny, in northeastern Siberia, is employed in the diamond industry. We believe that of all diamond-producing countries, Canada, Namibia, and Botswana have adopted the highest labor and environmental standards. Canada has some of the most rigorous labor and environmental laws in the world. Namibia and Botswana have put in place impressive safeguards to protect workers and the environment. Labor and environmental standards in South Africa and Russia are steadily improving and are far above the standards in diamond mining countries that do not meet our standards, such as Angola or Zimbabwe.
Diamond mining boosts economic development in the countries that produce our diamond accents. In Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, diamond revenues have helped to raise living standards and fund investments in education, health, and infrastructure. In the Yakutia region of northeastern Russia, diamond mining accounts for about half the tax revenue collected by the regional government. Canadian diamond mines contribute significantly to the Canadian economy and have formed strong partnerships with local Aboriginal peoples who have legal agreements in place which govern the mines and their relationship with the local population.
Our diamond suppliers obtain diamond accents from a limited group of countries and mines that meet our beyond conflict free standard. Because of their small sizes and how they are integrated to form matched sets, it is challenging to track and identify an exact country or mine of origin for each diamond accent. We can, however, upon request, create many of our fine jewelry pieces adorned with diamond accents exclusively from Canada. Please contact us if you would like to request exclusively Canadian diamond accents when we create your personalized fine jewelry piece.
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