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Our Diamond Origins

Our mission is to cultivate a more ethical, transparent, and sustainable jewelry industry. We hold true to our values of awareness and transparency by carefully tracking our origins.

Our Sources


Our stunning Canadian diamonds originate from pure, ethical sources. Canadian mines are held to strict national environmental mining regulations, and are regularly evaluated by independent monitoring agencies. These diamond mines have become a vital aspect of many regional economies, offering safe employment and fair labor practices. Learn more »


Botswana’s growing economy is built on a foundation of responsible diamond mining. Diamonds raise the standard of living by enabling local communities to invest in education, health care, and infrastructure. Employees earn fair wages and enjoy safe working conditions, and regular environmental monitoring protects the eco-system of the Kalahari Desert. Learn more »


Namibian diamonds provide mining communities with fair wages and safe working conditions, and contribute to long term economic development. Our Namibian diamonds are mined in accordance with rigorous standards of environmental and social responsibility. Learn more »


South African diamonds originate from socially and environmentally responsible mines that benefit local economic development. Diamond mines have provided start-up funding to local entrepreneurs, invested in solar and wind projects, and reduced tuberculosis among miners to a fraction of the rate in the general population. Learn more »


Russian diamond mines form the basis of many local economies by employing thousands of community members. Not only are these mines free from violence and human rights abuses, they also provide workers with affordable housing, health care, and pensions, and they directly fund public services such as hospitals and cultural centers. Learn more »


Recycled diamonds are repurposed from secondary sources, ensuring that they are an eco-friendly choice as they require no mining. This, in effect, decreases the demand for newly mined diamonds. Recycled diamonds are independently certified to guarantee their high quality. Learn more »

Lab Created

Lab created diamonds exhibit fire and brilliance equivalent to natural diamonds, and are chemically, optically, and physically indistinguishable. Lab created diamonds are an environmentally friendly choice because they require no mining. Learn more »

Fair Trade

Despite abundant natural resources, many hard-working miners live in abject poverty and endure horrific working conditions every day. The fair trade diamond model is an innovative approach to transforming the artisanal diamond mining sector and improving the livelihoods of miners. The future system of fair trade diamonds will help miners organize and earn a fair share of profits. Learn more »

Accent Diamonds

Brilliant Earth offers a stunning selection of jewelry adorned with dazzling diamond accents. We source these small accent diamonds from verified sources that include mines in Canada, Russia, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. These sources go beyond conflict free by demonstrating that their diamonds are free from violence, labor abuses, and environmental devastation. Learn more »


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