Here at Polished Diamonds, we sell only conflict-free and ethically mined diamonds that respect nature and the environment. The Diamonds we sell originate from Kimberley Certified and United Nations sanctioned countries.
Mining firms like BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, DeBeers, Alrosa and Anglo American are the primary mining companies and follow a strict set of ethics and principles. Being listed on publicly traded stock exchanges like the FTSE, ASX, if any unethical or poor practices are followed billions of dollars, can be wiped from the value of the company. The ethical and financial impact is such that the below mining principles are followed in the exploration of rough diamonds. Polished Diamonds are very focused that what we are selling follow these principles.
Mining Firms that supply the diamond rough for cutting follow these Principles:
- Sustainable Development
- Participatory Decision Making
- Accountability and Transparency
- Polluter Responsibility
- Basic Rights – including Human Rights, Labour Rights, Rights to Development, Rights to a Healthy Environment and Indigenous peoples Rights.
It is very important to our business and for our paying customers that the diamonds and gemstones we sell are fully accountable. The large mining firms involved are listed on major stock exchanges and any deviation from the above principals can result in a massive share price drop, negative public sentiment and significant financial loss. The major diamond mining firms like BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Alrosa and De Beers, therefore, follow the Ethical diamond principals and we pass this on to our customers. You can be assured that no diamonds we sell are conflict or unethical – rather they tell a unique story that began up to a billion years ago deep in the piles of earth crust as carbon began to crystallise and extraordinarily beautiful diamonds began to form – simply amazing. Earth’s gift to the planet and mined in an acceptable manner – nice.