Pink diamonds are symbols of beauty and elegance, which is why it is so important to take care while purchasing them. There’s no need to bring pain into your purchase – stay certified and stay ethical!
The Importance of Diamond Ethics
In the ethical dilemma, there are many facets to consider.
Countries all over the world violate human rights regulations by forcing children to work, often in dangerous situations and without proper wages or safety. The best way to ensure you are not propagating child labour is to check the origin and manufacture of your diamond. If it comes from Australia, where 90% of the world’s pink diamonds originate, you can rest assured knowing the mining process was ethical. Before you purchase – check. Ask where the diamonds were cut and polished, and ask if tracing is possible.
Although mines are always dangerous, Australian mines are highly regulated and their safety is optimised. Buying Australian means that you are supporting safety and ethics.
The best way to avoid blood diamonds is to examine certification. Certified diamonds are the safest in a multitude of ways: genuineness, worth and their adherence to ethics.
Your supplier should be aware of every step in the pink diamond process and should have certification that can back them up. There are different kinds of certifications that you can consider. GIA certification is important for ensuring genuineness, but you can also look at certification of manufacturing and origins.
Many suppliers use the Kimberley Process, which ensures that diamonds are sourced conflict-free. However, considering the origin of pink diamonds, this is often unnecessary as the workers work in regulated and safe environments, without having their human rights violated.
Sustainability in Mining
When looking at any sort of mine, it is important to look at sustainability. Some mines destroy the natural environment around them, adding pollution that makes it difficult for people to live in surrounding areas. The best way to check whether the diamond you are purchasing comes from a sustainable source is to simply ask, or check online.
As the majority of pink diamonds come from the Argyle mines, we’ve done the research for you.
How do the mines fit in with ethical standards? In all truth – they fit in very well. The mines adhere to safety and human rights regulations, they do not profit off conflict. They prioritise the safety of their employees as well as the environment by investing in appropriate machinery and procedures, while also creating an environmental watch program which monitors their impact upon the environment. The program also manages influence upon local and exotic wildlife, heritage sites and plant species, aiming to minimise and mitigate any such influence.
Contact Australian Pink Diamond Investments
Pink diamonds are some of the most beautiful gemstones in existence, which is why they should not be tied up in conflict or environmental problems. Here, at Argyle Diamond Investments, we would be happy to help you ensure the diamonds you purchase are ethical, sustainable and certified.
If you have any questions about this article or about pink diamonds, or if you would be interested in purchasing a beautiful diamond, feel free to contact us, either online or via 02 4927 0000.