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Responsible Sourcing

We go above and beyond the current standards to offer Conflict Free Diamonds that have been selected for their ethical and environmentally responsible origins.

 

As part of our commitment to environmental responsibility, our fine jewelry is crafted primarily from recycled precious metals.

 

We are a certified member of the South African Jewelry Council, allowing you to buy with confidence

Jewelers that offer “conflict free” diamonds are limiting themselves to the Kimberley Process’ definition, which narrowly defines conflict diamonds as diamonds that finance rebel movements against recognized governments.

Our suppliers demonstrate a robust chain of custody protocol for their diamonds and have the ability to track and segregate diamonds by origin. These suppliers are required to source diamonds that originate from specific mine operators who follow internationally recognized labor, trade, and environmental standards.

Recycled Metals

Dirty gold mining has a history of civil war, labor abuses, and environmental devastation. Metal mining, and gold mining in particular, is one of the most environmentally destructive types of mining and millions of gold miners earn low wages in dangerous working conditions.

Our objective is to help diminish the negative impacts of dirty gold by reducing the demand for newly mined metals and contributing to programs dedicated to improving mining practices.

We strive to source 100% recycled precious metals for our products. Our precious metals are sourced from certified responsible refiners that have been audited for standards set by organizations such as the Responsible Mining Initiative and London Bullion Market Association. Currently our gold and silver fine jewelry is made primarily of recycled materials and we continue to work with our suppliers to increase the usage of recycled metal in our products.  Origin Diamonds remains committed to sourcing recycled materials when possible.

Our precious metal comes from numerous sources, including post-consumer materials, such as jewelry, industrial-use metals, and electronics components; material from in-house recycling, refining, and product manufacturing or other secondary sources; and investment gold and gold-bearing product. 

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