At Bashford Jewelry, we work to ensure that the diamonds you receive are not tainted by any human rights abuse or which contributed to endangering the environment. You can enjoy the beauty of your diamond knowing that from extraction to sale, your diamond was not at the root of any conflict in the world. We truly believe in using ethically sourced diamonds and protecting the environment and you benefit from our ingrained values.
The term “conflict” diamonds or gemstones, also known as “blood diamonds”, refers to gems that have at one point or another been used to finance civil wars and insurgency against legitimate governments. This is also a reference to diamonds that have been mined through unethical means such as slavery.
At Bashford, we only use diamonds that were sourced under strict labor and environmental standards. They were mined ethically, conflict free and tracked through highly-audited processes. As such, we rely on a trusted partner for our diamonds and gems, one who mirrors our values – CanadaMark™.
Fully traceable Canadian Diamonds
We are suppliers of CanadaMark diamonds, certified diamonds of Canadian origin. We have access to a selection of GIA certified diamonds, all CanadaMark™ hallmarked with certification that details where each diamond originated. Each CanadaMark diamond is inscribed with with their certification number, which can also be verified on the CanadaMark website.
What are CanadaMark diamonds?
The CanadaMark™ hallmark program is a strategic initiative of Dominion Diamond Corporation to assure the integrity of the supply chain of Canadian diamonds from mine to retailer. The program supports the local native communities by investing in infrastructure, education, healthcare, and training for their employees.
It gives the end consumer of diamond jewelry confidence in the origin and history of their polished diamond. This unique number can be entered online to verify the diamond’s authenticity and origin. You will need your serial number and polished diamond weight which will be provided in your documentation.