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Beyond Conflict FreeTM Diamonds

Defining Beyond Conflict FreeTM

Our mission is to cultivate a more ethical, transparent, and sustainable jewelry industry. Jewelers that offer “conflict free” diamonds are limiting themselves to the Kimberley Process' definition, which narrowly defines conflict diamonds as rough diamonds used to finance wars against governments. What this definition leaves out is large numbers of diamonds that are tainted by violence, human rights abuses, poverty, environmental degradation, and other issues. We go beyond the usual standard to offer diamonds that have been carefully selected for their ethical and environmentally responsible origins. Learn more about the issues.

Mining Practices and Standards

conflict free
conflict free
does not finance rebel movements
protects against human rights abuses
minimizes environmental degradation
maintains safe and responsible labor practices
supports community development

What Sets Us Apart

Brilliant Earth goes above and beyond the current industry standards to offer Beyond Conflict FreeTM Diamonds with a listed origin of Canada or Botswana Sort. 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 operations or specific countries that have demonstrated their commitment to follow internationally recognized labor, trade, and environmental standards.

We also offer lab grown and recycled diamonds, both of which require no new mining. Learn more about our commitment to traceable diamond origins.

Transformational Blockchain Technology

Brilliant Earth was among the first jewelers to offer blockchain enabled diamonds at scale, and now offer thousands of blockchain-enabled diamonds. In partnership with Everledger, an industry-leading Blockchain technology enterprise, we’re defining next-generation standards in the jewelry industry and continuing our leadership in promoting transparency and responsibility.

The cutting-edge blockchain-based technology has been integrated with our supply chain to seamlessly and securely track gemstone origin and provide greater consumer assurance for responsible practices for a collection of blockchain enabled diamonds.

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Natural Diamond Origins

Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab grown diamonds are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments using advanced technological processes that duplicate the conditions under which diamonds naturally develop. Lab grown diamonds display the same physical, chemical, and optical characteristics as natural diamonds, and exhibit the same fire, scintillation, and sparkle. Lab grown diamonds offer excellent value and provide a mining-free alternative to naturally sourced

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Recycled Diamonds

Recycled diamonds are a responsible 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 diamonds require no new mining. This reduces the demand for new diamond mining and avoids perpetuating ongoing abuses. Our recycled diamonds have been graded by an independent gemological lab, so can be compared to newly mined diamonds for their quality characteristics.

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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 an origin for our diamond accents. Where possible, our suppliers will prioritize sourcing accent diamonds that originate from Canada, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, or Lesotho. Where available, we also match the type of accent diamonds with the type of selected center diamond. If a lab grown center diamond is selected, then the accent diamonds may be lab grown, as indicated in the product details.

Our Vision for the Future: Fair Trade Diamonds

Despite abundant natural resources, many artisanal miners live in abject poverty and endure terrible 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.

As part of our commitment to ethically sourced jewelry, 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 about how Brilliant Earth is disrupting the diamond industry.

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