We recognize there are many ethical issues in working with precious materials and we have partnered with suppliers and products that share this sensitivity.
We source and produce our pieces in the most ethical ways possible:
We require that our suppliers maintain policies and procedures, which mandate social and environmental responsibility.
We work with a supplier that sources the majority of its diamonds directly from sources that manufacture rough diamonds from Canada, South Africa, Russia, Botswana and Namibia.
No Conflict Diamonds
This supplier is committed acquiring diamonds ethically and with integrity. We believe it is completely unacceptable to tolerate conflict diamonds and/or human suffering in any way and we fully support and comply with the Kimberley Process. The Kimberley Process ensures that rough diamonds are:
- Exported and imported with a government validated Kimberly Process certificate stating the diamonds are conflict-free.
- Transported between signatory countries in a sealed and tamper-proof container.
- Sold with a statement from the seller (known as a warranty) on all invoices guaranteeing that the diamonds being sold are conflict-free.
Synthetic Screening Policy
Our supplier does not tolerate undisclosed synthetic diamonds. In July 2014, they acquired the De Beers Automatic Melee Screening Device (AMS), which screens all diamonds 1.4mm+ for synthetics in accordance with De Beers’ protocols.
Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America
Our supplier is a proud member of the DMIA.
Established in 1931, the mission of DMIA is to promote the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism in the American marketplace. The DMIA, remains at the forefront in addressing domestic and world diamond industry issues, acts as a representative for the American diamond industry together with other industry organizations, governmental bodies, and the diamond consuming public.
The DMIA is dedicated to advancing and ensuring consumer confidence in diamonds and diamond jewelry.
Our supplier adheres to strict protocols in regards to the sourcing of gemstones. As a natural resource, gemstones can be found almost anywhere and are exchanged too frequently to keep an absolute accurate account of their exact origin.
However, they engage in several practices to ensure the integrity of the stones we purchase. For example:
- Experts from both our US and Bangkok offices frequently visit their suppliers/cutters in order to make certain socially responsible practices are being followed in those locations.
- All of their suppliers have provided written verification stating their compliance with the US Patriot Act.