CanadaMark® Diamonds: When Known Origin Matters
Purchase natural diamonds with confidence and clarity.
Regardless of the state of the diamond industry, customers depend on jewelry experts to provide them with confidence in their purchase. Today’s buyers want to feel ethically and environmentally responsible while investing in precious diamonds to pass down for generations. Over the decades, the diamond industry has made strides to provide just that. Diamond miners and suppliers, such as the Arctic Canadian Diamond Company, take these efforts to heart and set the standard for providing known origin with a nod to sustainability.
Arctic Canadian Diamond Company’s solution to providing natural diamonds with known origin is CanadaMark diamonds. According to their website, “The CanadaMark hallmark program is a strategic initiative of Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. to assure the integrity of the supply chain of Canadian diamonds from mine to retail, and gives the end consumers of diamond jewellery confidence in the origin and history of their polished diamonds.”
That’s a steep promise, but one they achieve with credibility and ethical mining processes. Let’s examine how this is achieved and the impact it can have on your business.
Elevating Standards: The Kimberley Process
If you have dealt with diamonds at all, you might have heard of the Kimberley Process. What is the Kimberley Process? It is an international initiative between governments, non-government organizations, and entities within the diamond trading industry. This collaborative group takes up strict requirements to certify the origin of their rough diamonds to prevent illicit or conflict diamonds from entering the market. According to the United Nations, participating countries follow these requirements to meet the standard.
- Satisfy minimum requirements and establish national legislation, institutions, and import/export controls
- Commit to transparent practices and to the exchange of critical statistical data
- Trade only with fellow members who also satisfy the fundamentals of the agreement
- Certify shipments as conflict-free and provide the supporting certification
Since Canada is a participating country, the Arctic Canadian Diamond Company follows these standards and beyond. A stringent auditing process follows each diamond from the moment the rough is mined. Once a large diamond (0.25 carats and larger) is cut and polished, it is assigned a serial number is inscribed upon the girdle and documentation follows that diamond all the way to your hands. You can follow each diamond’s journey using that serial number and present that when talking with your customers. Melee diamonds are also tracked in batches throughout their journey, providing the diamond industry with a new level of transparency for small goods.
Not only do CanadaMark diamonds follow stringent tracking regulations, but extreme consideration is given to environmental impact.
Stewards of the Earth: Environmental Treatment
Mining for diamonds impacts the environment and it’s up to the diamond industry to mitigate negative results. CanadaMark diamonds currently come from the Ekati mine in the northeast territory of Canada. The Arctic Canadian Diamond Company hires local residents, monitors indigenous wildlife, and manages industry-leading water recycling and composting systems.
In short, the goal for the Arctic Canadian Diamond Company is to provide brilliant natural diamonds while promoting the utmost respect for the environment from which they originate.
Why CanadaMark Diamonds?
Apart from the values held by the Arctic Canadian Diamond Company, there are four reasons you should consider investing in CanadaMark diamonds.
CanadaMark diamonds are cut with exceptional color, clarity, and luster while exhibiting low levels of fluorescence. This means you can expect extraordinary quality and value for your diamonds.
CanadaMark diamonds are available in every size your bridal and fine jewelry can require. Stuller is proud to be the first to offer CanadaMark melee in the United States, with sizes ranging between 0.005 to 0.25 carats. Stuller also offers larger sizes in our serialized assortment
All large CanadaMark diamonds come with a grading report that includes an authentication card. The card acts as a certification of origin and provides a unique CanadaMark serial number along with the diamond weight. You can use that number to verify the diamond and see its journey from the mine.
4. Competitive Benefits
Large diamonds also come with additional benefits, such as loss protection for one year, lifetime trade up that offers full value credit to your customers, the ability to engrave a personalized inscription, and the opportunity to earn rebate rewards every year.
When Quality Meets Responsibility
At Stuller, we strive to provide you with options that meet the highest of standards. Within our diamond assortment, we are proud to offer a solution that upholds the values your customers are looking for. If you need assistance or want to speak to our team of experts, call us at 800-877-7777, option 5.
Product Manager, Diamonds
Olivia attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, and is certified through GIA as an Applied Jewelry Professional as well as a Certified Sales Associate through the American Gem Society. Years of digging through her mom and grandmothers’ jewelry boxes lead to a love of diamonds and gemstones which she leans on every day in her role at Stuller.