Where are your gemstones mined?

The gemstones that I offer in my collections are sourced from ethical mines and cutting facilities. The benefits of ethical sourcing protect the livelihoods of skilled workers around the world and encourages transparency within the jewellery industry. I am extremely happy to provide my customers with a reliable and positive source for their gemstones.

 

  

Fair Trade Sapphires

Sapphire is next to diamond on the hardness scale. It is a beautiful and durable stone that comes in a wide variety of colours from red, yellow, green, and the traditional blue. Ruby is simply a specific colour of Sapphire.

I offer coloured sapphires from ethical mines in Australia and the USA. Each stone is hand selected for colour and comes with a fair trade level of background information about the stone so we can track its mining origins through to where it was cut, polished, and distributed.

 

Canadian Diamonds

The diamonds I offer from Canadian mines, are known for their high quality  and are governed by ethical labour laws. Each Canadian diamond is graded and coded with a serial number to guarantee it's authenticity and quality. You will receive a detailed GIA or IGI grading certificate with your Canadian diamond and a CanadaMark Canadian Diamond Authentication Plate. 

 

Ethically Sourced Diamonds

The suppliers of Chayle Jewellery procures the majority of their diamonds directly from suppliers that manufacture rough diamonds. Sourcing cut and polished diamonds that originate from Canada, South Africa, Botswana, Russia, Australia, and Namibia.

The suppliers of Chayle Jewellery are members with the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America (DMIA), which means that they share their commitment to upholding the highest standards for ethics, integrity, and professionalism in the diamond industry. Together, we are committed to boosting consumer confidence in diamonds.

No-Conflict Diamonds

We are committed to selling conflict-free, ethically sourced diamonds. We believe it is unacceptable to tolerate conflict diamonds and human suffering in any way.

All rough and polished mined diamonds sold by Chayle Jewellery comply with the Kimberly Process, which ensures rough diamonds are

  • Exported and imported with a government-validated certificate stating the diamonds are conflict-free.
  • Transported between signatory countries in a sealed, tamper-proof container.
  • Sold with a statement from the seller on all invoices guaranteeing the diamonds sold are conflict-free.

 

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) Certification

Chayle Jewellery Studio uses suppliers that are certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council.

RJC is an international body, headquartered in London, that certifies fine jewelry product manufacturers and suppliers for responsible ethical, social, and environmental practices throughout their operations. Certification and membership requires an independent third party audit covering all aspects of operations, from our supply chain and production to business ethics and employee health and safety.

Members must meet RJC's Code of Practices which respects human rights throughout the jewelry supply chain for diamond, gold, and platinum group metals. RJC members commit to implementing continuous improvement processes to increase performance and achieve higher standards.

 

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