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Ethical Diamonds

Ethical diamonds are a top priority for both jewelers and jewelry lovers alike. These diamonds are mined in safe working conditions for miners. It's important for the welfare of workers to only buy ethical diamonds. Our guide goes into further details as to why we only use these stones.

What are Ethical Diamonds?

Ethical diamonds are gems that are extracted in humane mining practices. It also means that no miners are harmed during the sourcing of these ethical diamonds. They are also paid a fair wage, have safe working conditions, and none of their human rights are compromised.

At Monica Vinader, our diamond jewellery comprises ethical diamonds. It is important to us to ensure our customers are receiving a high quality ethical diamond. It is to ensure we uphold our important values that we have a quality promise for all our materials.

Purchasing ethical diamonds leaves you with a beautiful, quality piece. It also ensures everyone involved in the journey of the ethical diamond is treated well. For example, it can help ensure another's life is not harmed in the process of extraction. Many shoppers are now demanding greater transparency about where their ethical diamonds are sourced

Conflict Free Diamonds: Everything You Need to Know

Conflict-free diamonds and ethical diamonds go hand in hand. But what's the difference between the two?

Conflict diamonds are those that are mined in war zones. They are then sold to finance the war. Conflict diamonds often have the stigma of poor working conditions and may even use child labour.

Conflict-free diamonds are instead mined in areas that are controlled by recognised governments and are not used to fund wars. Procedures such as the Kimberly Process make it more difficult to sell and circulate conflict diamonds. Ethical diamonds go one step further by ensuring fair pay and safe working conditions.

How We Source Our Ethical Diamonds

For all of our jewellery, we only use conflict-free, ethical diamonds and sustainable materials. When producing our designs we take into account lots of factors to ensure we are being as ethical as we can possibly be. We only source our materials from suppliers who are registered members of the Responsible Jewellery Council. As members ourselves, we ensure our diamonds and gemstones meet ethical standards. Our three steps to ensuring high quality, ethical gems are:

  1. We check that all of our suppliers are committed to the Kimberley Process. This procedure is a certification that follows ethical diamonds from mine to market. Until they go on to become diamond rings, diamond bracelets and more sparkling pieces. It is a way to help reduce the number of conflict diamonds that are in circulation. Diamond trading can already be very complex. But with the help of the Kimberley Process, you know your ethical diamond has been certified and conflict-free.
  2. After ensuring our suppliers adhere to the Kimberley Process, we also check to see that they follow The World Diamond Council's System of Warranties (TWDCSOW). This is another guarantee that each stone sold, such as our H colour diamonds, follows the minimum requirement set out in the process for ethical diamonds. Finally, following these checks means our suppliers comply with the United Nations' Resolutions.
  3. Having these steps in place means we are taking reasonable measures to reduce the sales of conflict diamonds across the globe. It also enables our customers to receive ethical diamonds within their pieces. We also ensure our hand cut precious gemstones meet the same qualities, in terms of social, ethical, and environmental standards.These are also measured by being a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council. That way, the principle of ethical diamonds spans across our jewellery designs.

Lab Grown Diamonds vs Mined Diamonds vs Recycled Diamonds

Like many other materials, there are various types of diamonds. The question is, are all of them ethical diamonds? In our diamond gifts, we use ethical diamonds that are conflict-free. We know this, as all our suppliers comply with government regulations, such as the TWDCSOW. Our quality promise is to ensure all our materials, such as recycled silver and gold vermeil, and stones are ethically and sustainably sourced.

Mined Diamonds

Mined diamonds are often classed as 'natural diamonds'. This is due to being created organically within the Earth. In the Earth's crust, carbons are put under extreme heat and pressure and form diamonds.

Once mined, these precious gemstones are graded using the 4Cs of diamonds:

Ethical diamonds are mined under good working conditions, but this isn't always the case for this gem. Making sure you buy from reputable sources, is the best way to ensure you have ethical diamonds.

Recycled Diamonds

Recycled diamonds are as the name suggests. They are diamonds which were previously purchased and have been made available again. These diamonds are ethical as they require no new mining. This could suggest that this method of sourcing could reduce the risk of unethical labour within mines.

At Monica Vinader we have our own jewellery recycling program as part of our sustainability promise. This program encourages our customers to recycle their gold and silver jewellery. We do this in a bid to become a circular economy and hope to continue the use of ethical diamonds.

Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab grown diamonds are made in a controlled laboratory environment. Advanced technology is used to replicate the conditions which natural ethical diamonds are formed in. They display the same characteristics as traditional diamonds. As well as this they are a responsible choice as they do not require mining and can be easily tracked from making to product.

Monica Vinader's Ethical Diamond Jewellery

Our diamond jewellery only uses ethical stones. Our stunning collection contains modern diamond necklaces and diamond earrings in a wide variety of graceful styles. Discover charm bracelets and cocktail earrings which showcase a signature sparkle thanks to their ethical diamonds. No matter the occasion, there is an ethical diamond sure to dazzle those around you.

Find the perfect pair of everyday studs housing a single ethical diamond. Or discover a gemstone eternity ring for the one you love. We have ethical diamond jewellery that you and your loved ones will adore!

About Monica Vinader

We are a contemporary jewellery brand crafting beautiful designs made from sustainable materials. From elegant diamond rings, to versatile diamond bracelets, our pieces will instantly elevate every look they touch.

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