Estate Diamond Jewelry Ethical Guarantee

At Estate Diamond Jewelry, we aim to supply the best high-quality antique and vintage jewelry. We also aim to do so in a manner that is both ethical and transparent.

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Our Policy on Diamonds

Loose Diamond in Box With GIA Certificate

The diamonds that we use in our diamond engagement rings are all vintage stones unless mentioned otherwise. This applies to both the diamonds in the antique rings and the center diamonds that are set into our more recently designed rings.

We do not sell diamonds extracted in mines that often operate with complete disregard for those working in them. Any modern diamond in the marketplace without fully verifiable provenance is not a diamond that we’d consider reselling.

“By using old diamonds, it is our intention to avoid contributing further to an industry that has at times been less than open and honest.” – Afshin Shaddaie. President of Estate Diamond Jewelry

Many of the world’s top diamond mining regions are also regions in which poverty is rampant. These locations are often war-torn between internal ideological or religious conflicts. The diamond trade, unfortunately, helps fund these atrocities.

We abhor the conditions in which many mine employees work, whilst those who own the mines get steadily richer.

In 2003, an international initiative was negotiated and agreed upon, in which an attempt was made to establish the true provenance of all the diamonds that came to market. This initiative hopes to reduce the trading conditions available to non-regulated dealers in the diamond trade. This initiative, known as the Kimberley Process, is an ongoing effort to improve both the integrity and the reputation of the diamond industry today.

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Estate Diamond Jewelry Buying Process

Afshin Negotiating prices on vintage ring at estate diamond jewelry showroom

By using only old diamonds, Estate Diamond Jewelry refuses to contribute to the problems in the extraction process today. We wholeheartedly endorse the Kimberley Process.

We insist on examining the provenance of any diamonds or jewelry pieces we purchase, as far as is practical. By doing so, we believe we can conduct all our business with a clear conscience and the knowledge that we are helping to improve our industry for those who need it.

If we ever have suspicions about the origins of any diamonds we are offered, we simply decline to purchase them. This strict code of conduct guarantees our customers that they are buying an ethically superior diamond.

We support the attempts to monitor the mining and subsequent trading of diamonds. We believe the communities relying on the mines for work will benefit in the long run, directly through improved education and healthcare and indirectly through a steady improvement in working conditions.

Diamonds are beautiful things. It is only fitting that the process by which our customers enjoy themselves should meet human expectations for a better world.

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