Style Magazine / A variety of beautiful, ethically sourced diamonds
When it comes to purchasing diamonds, it's important to not only consider the sparkle and quality of the stone but also the ethical considerations surrounding its sourcing. As the jewellery industry continues to evolve and grow, the importance of ethical sourcing within the industry has become increasingly prevalent. Consumers are becoming more conscious of the origins of their diamonds and are making a conscious effort to ensure that their diamond purchases are not contributing to human rights violations or environmental destruction. As a company that specialises in diamond and emerald jewellery, we understand the importance of ethical sourcing and take it very seriously. We believe that diamonds should be a statement of beauty, love and ethical standards. Here we will share more about our approach to ethical sourcing, our diamond suppliers and our membership in industry organisations that promote responsible practices in the jewellery industry.
London DE is committed to ethical sourcing and we strictly adhere to the most up to date jewellery industry standards. We have a rigorous selection process that ensures that the diamonds we use are responsibly sourced, certified conflict-free, and untreated. We have a team of experts who help us in this process, to do the necessary research.
It is now easier for companies like our’s to assess gemstones and how ethically they have been sourced. After the devastating civil war in Sierra Leone, a war which was funded heavily through the thriving blood diamond industry in the country, attention was brought to the great suffering caused by their exploitative diamond industry. In response to the new details which emerged, a process to assess diamonds was created, now known as the Kimberley Process.
This process uses a variety of certification schemes that are applied to mined diamonds, and helps trace diamonds through the supply chain, preventing the diamond trade from directly or indirectly financing conflict or extrajudicial violence. This process has proved extremely productive, successfully reducing the blood diamond trade to less than 1% of the global diamond industry.
The Responsible Jewellery Council and the National Association of Jewellers
At London Diamonds and Emeralds Fine Jewellery, we are proud to be members of both the Responsible Jewellery Council and the National Association of Jewellers.
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) are two leading organisations in the jewellery industry that work to promote and uphold the highest standards of ethical sourcing and responsibility. The RJC is an international, not-for-profit organisation that was established to promote responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices within the jewellery industry. The organisation provides a comprehensive certification program that helps companies demonstrate their commitment to responsible practices and allows consumers to easily identify and purchase responsibly sourced jewellery.
The National Association of Jewellers, on the other hand, is a UK based trade association that represents and promotes the interests of jewellers, diamond merchants and suppliers, working to uphold high ethical standards and providing an array of benefits to its members. It is dedicated to promoting the jewellery industry, providing support and guidance to its members, and raising the standards of professionalism within the industry. As a member of both the RJC and NAJ, London Diamonds and Emeralds Co. is committed to the highest standards of ethical sourcing and responsibility within the jewellery industry. We believe that by adhering to the standards set by these organisations, we can help to create a more responsible and sustainable jewellery industry for everyone.
In conclusion, at London Diamonds and Emeralds Co., we understand the importance of ethical sourcing within the jewellery industry. We take great care in sourcing our diamonds from reputable and responsible diamond dealers and ensuring that all of our diamonds are responsibly sourced, certified conflict-free and untreated. We are proud members of the Responsible Jewellery Council and the National Association of Jewellers, organisations that work to promote and uphold the highest standards of ethical sourcing and responsibility within the jewellery industry. So, next time you shop for diamonds, do keep in mind that your purchase should be a statement of beauty, love and ethical standards.