LOOSE DIAMONDS

No Conflict Diamonds

We are committed to selling diamonds ethically and with integrity, giving you confidence in the diamonds you purchase. We believe it is completely unacceptable to tolerate conflict diamonds and/or human suffering in any way and we fully support the Kimberley Process. Kirk Root Designs offers this commitment to you. All diamonds sold by Kirk Root Designs comply with the Kimberley Process. The Kimberley Process ensures that rough diamonds are:

  • Exported and imported with a government validated Kimberly Process certificate stating the diamonds are conflict-free.
  • Transported between signatory countries in a sealed and tamper-proof container.
  • Sold with the guarantee that the diamonds being sold are conflict-free.

Synthetic Screening Policy

When you buy diamonds from Kirk Root Designs, you can buy with confidence. We do not tolerate undisclosed synthetic diamonds in our inventory. Our diamonds are screened by the De Beers Automatic Melee Screening Device (AMS), which screens all diamonds 1.4mm+ for synthetics in accordance with De Beers’ protocols.

Canada Mark Diamonds

About the Mines

Every CanadaMarkTM diamond from Kirk Root Designs is—

•Responsibly mined in Canada’s Northwest Territories
•Natural and untreated
•Tracked through audited processes at every stage from the country of origin to polished stone
•Polished to meet the highest quality standards
•Guaranteed to come from conflict-free sources

Canada’s Diamond Mines

All CanadaMark diamonds originate from the Ekati and Diavik mines in the Northwest Territories, a remote and barren region near the Arctic Circle.

Since the discovery of diamonds in this area in the 1990s, these mines have undergone intensive environmental assessments linked to rigorous permitting processes.

Working with local Aboriginal groups, special care is given to ensure the long-term integrity of the land, water, and wildlife. The mines are signatories to environmental agreements involving local Aboriginal groups, the federal governments, and the territorial governments. In addition, the mines have an established history of developing technologies and processes to help conserve the environment.