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TRACEABLE DIAMOND ORIGINS

OUR INDEPENDENT ORIGIN VERIFICATION

In 2016, third party auditor SCS Global Services conducted an independent verification audit of Brilliant Earth’s chain of custody protocols to confirm the country of origin for the natural diamonds we offer. SCS performed a detailed examination of our supply chain document trail from rough diamond to finished product for diamonds originating from Canada, Botswana Sort, and Russia. Based on their audit, SCS verified our country of origin for our natural diamonds and our chain of custody protocols. There are different methodologies used to track chain of custody but a key feature is the use of unique ID numbers that can be linked to the diamond throughout the process. The lab grading report number, for example from GIA, is the final unique ID number that is laser inscribed on the diamond to allow it to be identified after purchase. This process allows diamonds to be tracked throughout the chain of custody.

We are continuously improving our processes and working with our partners toward ever more rigorous procedures to give maximum assurance of our country of origin verifications and lead the diamond industry in traceability.

View Brilliant Earth Environmental Claims Validation SCS-DCOC-04196

CHAIN OF CUSTODY PROTOCOLS

SCS has verified that Brilliant Earth suppliers meet the following requirements:

sourcing
Suppliers shall have a system designed to ensure natural diamonds are sourced from Brilliant Earth-approved countries of origin and provide a description of how diamond sources are vetted and approved.
TRACKING & IDENTIFICATION
Suppliers shall have a system and documented process in place that tracks and identifies received, inventoried, and dispatched diamonds. Tracking and identification practices employed by Suppliers shall be designed to ensure that diamonds can be tracked back to their original respective rough receipts.
INVENTORY & SEGREGATION
A robust inventory system of diamonds shall be employed. Suppliers shall maintain records and have procedures to identify, track, and segregate Brilliant Earth eligible diamonds from other inventoried diamonds.
RECORDS
Records must be kept on file demonstrating conformance to these protocols.
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATIONS
Suppliers shall provide a description or diagram of operations showing all pathways of incoming and outgoing diamonds.
PURCHASING & RECEIPT
Suppliers shall have a standardized procurement and purchasing procedure, and maintain robust documentation regarding the provenance of a diamond.
QUALITY ASSURANCE & CORRECTIVE ACTION PROCEDURES
Suppliers shall have quality assurance and non-conformance procedures to verify all incoming/outgoing diamonds and ensure identification and traceability.
SALES & OUTGOING MATERIAL
Suppliers shall track all outgoing diamonds and provide a list of the natural diamonds purchased by Brilliant Earth for the specified time period.

OUR COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST

As part of its audit, SCS also confirmed that Brilliant Earth
meets the following compliance standards:

INCOMING PRODUCT IS CONTROLLED
WITH TRACKING SYSTEMS
Products are managed internally
to ensure traceability
Outgoing Product is accurately
described

ABOUT SCS GLOBAL SERVICES

SCS Global Services is a recognized third party certification body operating for more than three decades to independently evaluate and confirm claims of environmental, social and quality performance.
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OUR DIAMOND ORIGINS

We go beyond the usual standard to offer traceable origin natural diamonds from Canada,
Botswana Sort, and Russia.

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