We believe it is our requirement to provide our clients with sustainability.
Conflict-free diamonds are gems which were not obtained through human rights abuse, child labor, violence, or environmental degradation. We demand both personal and written warranties from all our diamond suppliers that diamonds delivered to us have been purchased through legitimate, Conflict Free sources.
The Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was established to certify the origin of rough diamonds from sources known to be conflict-free. In the year 2000 a meeting of southern African diamond producing countries established guidelines for the KPCS which were later adopted by the United Nations. To ensure compliance, independent auditing systems are tasked with tracking diamonds from their place of origin to delivery.
Polished diamonds sold in the US must adhere to the Patriot Act which requires that every US dealer maintain Kimberly compliance or be subject to penalties from Homeland Security, the US Justice Department, and the US Treasury.
In 2021 we gained approval through the SCS Global Services as an Accredited Retailer of certified sustainability rated diamonds.
We are now recognized as being in accordence to the SCS-007 Jewelry Sustainability Standard - Sustainability Rated Diamonds.
How do we do this? Through partnerships with reputable diamond and jewelry vendors located in the United States who provide us with: Traceable Canadian Diamonds, Sustainable Diamonds, GIA Sorted Diamonds, and Recycled Metals.
Trust is extremely important in our industry. We are taking actions in every step to maintain that trust between business and consumer. That is why we work with Accredited Diamond Producers with sustainability rated diamond certification.
Learn how we disclose lab grown diamonds in our store.
Here at David Douglas Diamonds we love the idea of traceable diamonds! That’s why we offer Canada Mark Diamonds. They are responsibly mined, natural and untreated, and tracked through audited processes – from country of origin to polished stone. Each of our Canadian Diamonds also comply with the Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct.
shop canadamark diamonds
GIA Sorted Diamonds
Synthetic and treated diamonds are growing in popularity among manufacturers as well as consumers both for price and for sustainability.
Without proper equipment there is no way to distinguish between lab grown diamonds and earth mined diamonds used in jewelry. That is why we have chosen to use accent diamonds* screened through the GIA Melee Analysis Service to ensure you are receiving what we have promised.
*Melee Criteria – 0.9 to 4.0mm (approx. 0.005 to 0.25ct.) – Round shape only. All other shapes and sizes are tested by Stuller Inc.
We are extremely thankful for our beautiful earth and all it provides. Namely, the raw materials needed to to make beautiful jewelry. In efforts to reduce our environmental impact any further we supply and create jewelry made with SCS-Certified 100% recycled gold, silver, platinum, and other precious metals. This ensures our metals are conflict free and were not obtained from questionable or illegal sources. It also ensures workers are treat fairly according to internationally recognized labor standards.
In Our Community
Learn about David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry's involvement in the local, national, and global community.