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How Buying Sustainable Natural Diamonds Leaves A Positive Impact

How Buying Sustainable Natural Diamonds Leaves A Positive Impact

You are searching for sustainable natural diamonds like an engagement ring, a piece of jewellery that you or your partner plan to wear for years to come and pass down to the next generation one day. It’s precious, sentimental, and a celebration of love! But there is more to your diamond’s story. You should know its legacy, where it originated, its impact on the environment, and the community where it was discovered.

That’s a lot to unpack in a small stone. But an ethically sourced natural diamond represents much more than its carat weight and setting. Diamonds were formed over billions of years deep within the earth’s surface in some of the world’s most remote regions. Once the stones are unearthed, they pass through the hands of cutters, designers, craftspeople, and retailers before you discover the diamond, the stone that speaks to you.

How are sustainable natural diamonds sourced?

It’s easier than ever to purchase ethically sourced diamonds.

Not long ago, it was a challenge (almost impossible) to uncover a natural diamond’s origin, but over the past several years the industry has increased its supply chain transparency, making it easier for wholesalers and retailers to identify a stone’s source and share that information with consumers. Furthermore, diamond producers are highly regulated by independent sources to ensure that mines operate safely and protect the environment, and that the surrounding local communities benefit from their natural resources.

Natural diamonds help provide access to education for children around the world, including over half a million children in rural communities.

What are sustainable diamonds?

Watch out for greenwashing… learn the facts – they tell the truth.

More than just knowing your buying sustainable diamonds, today you can also learn about how your diamond helped international communities by supporting education, healthcare, biodiversity and more. It’s a way to know your investment and precious stone isn’t just a pretty jewel.

“Natural diamonds help protect the lives of millions of wild animals globally”

In this era of greenwashing, when terms like sustainable and ethical are often misrepresented, you might be asking: what is a sustainable diamond? It’s a stone that was mined by accountable sources (monitored by third party independent regulators) which comply with stringent guidelines and contribute to the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of the region from where it was discovered.

“Natural diamonds have contributed to 16 billion dollars of annual benefits for our world, including healthcare, jobs, and education.”

How can natural diamonds make a difference?

Ethically sourced natural diamonds support the livelihoods of 10 million people.

The positive impact is impressive – and factual. The sustainable natural diamond industry has profoundly impacted the lives of millions of people where it uncovers stones: It employs 10 million people worldwide and 80 percent of the value created by sustainable natural diamond recovery is retained by the communities in which the stones were mined. That translates into $6.8 billion annually going directly to local communities. The industry also protects and rehabilitates the environment: It ensures that once a mine is closed, the land is restored and rejuvenated, and has a positive impact on the community for generations to come.

More than 400 women-owned businesses across Africa were funded because of natural diamonds.

How do you know if your diamond is sustainable?

Simply ask.

At DiamondZee we pride ourselves on working with manufacturing and supply chain partners who are certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), which enlists independent third-party auditors to verify that brands adhere to its stringent Code of Practices. The RJC also established certified Sustainability Rated Diamonds, which delivers independently verified proof of a natural diamond’s origin and journey through the chain of custody using evidence-based information. It’s a surefire way to verify that your diamond is ethically and sustainably sourced – and helping to better diamond-producing communities.

Bottom line: It’s easier than ever to discover your diamond’s origin and journey – and that will make it shine even brighter.