Ethical diamonds are diamonds where the journey from mine to finger is done in an ethical manner. None of the proceeds have been used to fund illegal activity, such as acts of terror or crime, where human rights regulations have been adhered to without any exploitation along the diamond’s journey.
This makes your diamond conflict-free and an ethical diamond is one that will become a symbol of love that will last forever.
When diamonds are mined in an ethical manner and in a conflict-free environment, the economic and social benefit is of great value. Currently, over 10 million people are employed directly in the diamond trade for mining, polishing, distribution and retail. The socioeconomic impact has changed the lives of many in Namibia, Botswana, Angola, South Africa, Russia, Canada and other major diamond producing countries.
Shimansky diamonds are sourced directly from South African mines. Once a month on regular buying trips in the search for rough diamonds, only a handful are selected for their unique quality and properties that make them suitable to become a Shimansky diamond.
This also ensures that Shimansky diamonds are ethically sourced directly from the mine with a 100% conflict-free guarantee.
Shimansky is proud to source, cut and polish our own diamonds, which later become the hero in a Shimansky jewellery design - yours to own now and for generations to come. We know exactly where our diamonds come from.
When purchasing diamonds and/or diamond jewellery from Shimansky, the invoice will state the following in accordance with the Kimberley Process: