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NATURAL DIAMONDS IN CALGARY, AB

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We sell GIA certified diamonds and guarantee that we have taken all necessary steps to ensure that every diamond we buy or sell has been ethically sourced.

WHY CHOOSE NATURAL DIAMONDS?

Natural diamonds hold a multitude of benefits that set them apart as cherished gemstones. Their timeless beauty, durability, and emotional significance make them a popular choice for jewelry that stands the test of time.

BENEFITS OF NATURAL DIAMONDS

Natural diamonds boast an enduring allure and elegance that transcends trends. Their sparkle and brilliance remain unmatched, offering a timeless appeal that never fades.

Often used in engagement rings and wedding bands, natural diamonds symbolize everlasting love and commitment. They serve as tangible reminders of cherished moments and significant milestones in life.

Many diamond companies prioritize ethical and responsible sourcing practices, ensuring that diamonds are mined and processed in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. This commitment to ethical sourcing gives consumers confidence in the origins of their diamonds.

Natural diamonds are renowned for their exceptional durability, ranking as one of the hardest substances on Earth. Their resistance to scratching and damage ensures that diamond jewelry can be worn daily without losing its luster.

High-quality natural diamonds, especially those with unique characteristics like fancy colors or large carat weights, can appreciate in value over time. This investment potential adds to their allure as prized possessions.

THE DRAWBACKS OF SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS

While synthetic diamonds such as moissanite and cubic zirconia may offer a more affordable alternative, they often lack the durability and longevity of natural diamonds. These synthetic counterparts are lower in quality, prone to scratching, and may fade over time, diminishing their appeal and value.
While they may seem like a budget-friendly option initially, the need for frequent replacement due to wear and tear can outweigh the initial cost savings. In contrast, natural diamonds offer enduring beauty and lasting value, making them a worthwhile investment for generations to come.
Women wearing a black shirt and natural diamond jewellery including diamond hoop earrings, and diamond rings

CONFLICT-FREE DIAMONDS

The United Nations defines conflict diamonds (or blood diamonds as they are often called) as “…diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council.”

Conflict diamonds continue to finance rebel groups’ wars against their own governments, and impose immense suffering on the innocent men, women and children forced to work as slaves extracting these diamonds in harsh and unforgiving conditions. 

THE KIMBERLEY PROCESS

The Kimberley Process (KP) is an UN-mandated agreement among governments, civil societies, and industry leaders. Established in 2000 in Kimberley, South Africa, its mission is to eliminate conflict diamonds from the global supply chain.

 

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) safeguards shipments of rough (uncut) diamonds and certifies them as “conflict-free.” Each shipment carries a certificate that details where the diamonds came from, how they were mined, the parties involved, and their ultimate destination.

 

ADX only sells diamonds that have been certified and are considered “clean,” which means that the rough diamond shipment could be accurately traced from its origin to the point of import/export.

 

For more in-depth information on The Kimberley Process, please visit: https://www.kimberleyprocess.com

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NATURAL DIAMOND JEWELLERY

NATURAL DIAMOND FAQ

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF A DIAMOND IS NATURAL OR SYNTHETIC?

Inspection by a Gemologist: A trained gemologist can examine the diamond using specialized equipment and techniques to identify its characteristics and possibly determine its origin.

 

Inclusions and Imperfections: Natural diamonds often contain inclusions, imperfections, and other unique features formed during their natural growth process. Synthetic diamonds may lack these features or display different types of inclusions due to their manufacturing process.

 

Laser Inscription: Some synthetic diamonds are laser-inscribed with a serial number or other identifier to indicate their origin. However, not all synthetic diamonds are inscribed, and this method may not always be reliable.

 

Laboratory Testing: Advanced laboratory testing can analyze the diamond’s structure, composition, and isotopic signatures to determine whether it is natural or synthetic.

 

UV Fluorescence: Diamonds can exhibit different fluorescence under ultraviolet (UV) light, which can sometimes indicate whether they are natural or synthetic. However, this method alone is not conclusive.

CAN NATURAL DIAMONDS BE ETHICALLY SOURCED?

Yes, diamonds can be ethically sourced.  Ethical diamond sourcing involves several key principles:

 

Fair Labor Practices: Ethical diamond sourcing ensures that miners and workers involved in the diamond industry are treated fairly, paid adequately, and provided with safe working conditions.

 

Environmental Responsibility: Ethical diamond mining practices aim to minimize environmental impact, such as reducing carbon emissions, protecting water sources, and rehabilitating mined areas.

 

Community Development: Ethical diamond-sourcing initiatives support local communities by investing in infrastructure, education, healthcare, and other social development programs.

 

Conflict-Free: Ethical diamonds are sourced from regions and mines that are not involved in conflicts or human rights abuses. Conflict-free diamonds are certified through the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which aims to prevent the trade of diamonds that finance rebel movements or armed conflicts.

 

Transparency and Traceability: Ethical diamond sourcing promotes transparency and traceability in the supply chain, allowing consumers to know the origin of their diamonds and ensure they are ethically sourced.

 

Several initiatives and organizations, such as the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), work to promote ethical practices within the diamond industry. Additionally, some companies specialize in ethically sourced diamonds and provide certification to guarantee their ethical origins. Overall, ethical diamond sourcing is possible and increasingly important for consumers who value social and environmental responsibility in their purchases.

CAN NATURAL DIAMONDS BE DIFFERENT COLORS?

Yes, natural diamonds can come in a wide array of colors, each with its unique origins. From the common yellows and browns to the rare blues, pinks, and even blacks, these colors arise from factors like chemical impurities, structural defects, and exposure to radiation. Discover more about each natural-colored diamond in our blog post!

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