Our Diamond Origins

We go above and beyond the current industry standards to offer beyond conflict free diamonds with a listed origin. Our select group of diamond suppliers demonstrate a robust chain of custody protocol for their diamonds and have the ability to track and segregate diamonds by origin. These suppliers are required to source diamonds that originate from specific mine operators who follow internationally recognized labor, trade, and environmental standards. Below we also provide information about our lab created and recycled diamonds, both of which are eco-friendly alternatives, as well as the standards for our accent diamonds. Please see our terms and conditions for additional information.

Canada

Our Canadian diamonds are sourced from the Diavik and Ekati mines, which are committed to the highest possible environmental and human rights standards. Both mines have demonstrated a strong commitment to hiring local Aboriginal people, providing a skilled apprenticeship program and sponsoring scholarship funds. Diavik has built the first large-scale wind farm in the Northwest Territories that can supply half the mine’s energy needs. Both the Diavik and Ekati mines have land reclamation and rehabilitation plans in place. Both mines have been audited by the Responsible Jewellery Council and independent environmental monitoring organizations. Learn more »

BOTSWANA SORT

Botswana Sort diamonds are sourced from mines that follow internationally recognized labor and environmental standards. The majority of Botswana Sort diamonds were mined in Botswana. The rest were mined in Namibia, South Africa, or Canada. Botswana diamond mining has contributed to transforming Botswana into one of Africa’s most prosperous countries. Revenue from Botswana Sort diamonds has been re-invested into education, health care, and infrastructure. Botswana diamond mines are dedicated to minimizing their environmental footprint, monitoring their impact, and rehabilitating sites after use. Learn more »

RUSSIA

Russian diamonds are sourced from the Yakutia region of northeast Siberia and the Arkhangelsk region along the White Sea coast. In Yakutia, the Mirny Sakha mine provides thousands of jobs to local residents who earn double the average Russian salary and receive housing benefits, health care, and pensions. The diamond industry is the economic lifeblood of this remote region of Russia. Although diamond mines have altered the physical landscape in some places and Russia’s geopolitical role is controversial, diamond mining has had many benefits for local communities. The mine operator reports on the international safety and responsible mining practices of the mines and is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council. Learn more »

Recycled

Recycled diamonds are a naturally eco-friendly choice. These diamonds have been mined, cut, and polished, were previously purchased, and are now being made available again. Because they are repurposed after a prior purchase, these eco-friendly diamonds require no new mining. Learn more »

Lab Created

Lab created diamonds display the same physical, chemical, and optical characteristics as natural diamonds, and exhibit the same fire, scintillation, and sparkle. Lab created diamonds are an environmentally friendly choice because they require no mining. Learn more »

Fair Trade

Despite abundant natural resources, many artisanal 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. Brilliant Earth’s goal is to support our non-profit partner Diamond Development Initiative’s work to bring these diamonds to market in the future. Learn more »

Accent Diamonds

Diamond accents are challenging to track and segregate by origin due to their small size. Our diamond accents are Kimberley Process certified, but, unless otherwise specified on the product page, we do not identify a country of origin for our diamond accents. Where possible, our suppliers will prioritize sourcing accent diamonds that originate from Canada, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, or Russia.

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