Before a Sustainability Rated Diamond reaches you, it is tracked through a verified origin traceability process that provides 99.9% accuracy through the entire chain of custody, from source to market. Starting with the actual producer, whether mined or lab grown, Sustainability Rated Diamonds rely on the most stringent empirical testing technologies to establish a source signature so that each certified diamond can be tracked and verified. This ensures that the long-term tracking and management of certified Sustainability Rated Diamonds, from production through point of sale, is conducted in a consistent, accurate and transparent manner.
As part of the Sustainability Rated Diamond certification process, each diamond producer and handler must adhere to the detailed assurance requirements of the SCS-007 Certification Standard for Jewelry Sustainability-Sustainability Rated Diamonds. These assurance requirements are the most stringent in the diamond industry and include the use of accredited origin testing and grading laboratories, accredited handlers, in-depth recordkeeping, empirical testing, and third-party surveillance auditing and sampling, which provides an extra layer of independent assurance.
Each diamond is certified to adhere to twelve core ethical principles aligned to the strictest internationally recognized norms of business integrity.
Sustainability Rated Diamonds are certified on their journey toward achieving full Climate Neutrality – produced in a manner that mitigates both current annual climate pollutants and past (“legacy”) greenhouse gas emissions still affecting the climate.
Sustainability Rated Diamond producers are committed to the principle of doing no harm to humans or environment, and are actively working to avoid, eliminate or offset any impacts that might be associated with the production process.
Sustainability Rated Diamond producers engage in sustainability investments that help uplift artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) and other vulnerable communities, clean the air, protect the climate and protect endangered watersheds and ecosystems.