For EMD Diamonds, responsible diamond sourcing lies at the very heart of our business. It means that throughout every diamond's journey from rough to polished, special care has been taken to ensure ethical business practices, support for the advancement of a variety of local communities, and protection of the natural world, which is the ultimate source of our diamonds.
As part of our commitment to sourcing responsibly, we are proud members of the Responsible Jewellery council (RJC), the world's leading sustainability standards setting organization for the jewelry industry.
The RJC Code of practices policy defines the EMD Diamonds standards on business ethics, human rights, social performance and environmental performance against which EMD Diamonds are to be certified. A key feature of RJC certification is the requirement for independent third party auditing of EMD Diamonds management systems and performance. The RJC certification system also establishes mechanisms for early identification of issues, corrective action, and enforcement methodology.
The EMD Diamonds Code of practices covers a wide range of sustainable development issues, and is applicable throughout the supply chain, from rough diamonds to jewelry retail to the final consumer.
EMD Diamonds is proud to be one of the first diamond wholesalers in the US to offer diamonds that have been selected for their ethical and environmentally responsible origins.
Our suppliers demonstrate a robust chain of custody protocol for their diamonds and can track and segregate diamonds by origin. Furthermore, they are required to source diamonds that originate from specific mine operators who follow the Kimberley process and adhere to internationally recognized labor, trade, and environmental standards. Our suppliers of diamonds with origin are all members of the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC), and follow the RJC Code of practice.
EMD Diamonds is passionate about cultivating a more transparent, sustainable, compassionate and inclusive diamond industry. We aim to extend our positive impact not just to our supply chain, but also in the greater communities where natural diamonds are sourced. We support the Diamonds Do Good organization, whose mission is to promote programs that develop and empower people in communities where natural diamonds are mined, cut, and polished.To learn more visit DiamondsDoGood.com