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DIAMONDS

If you’re in the market for a diamond, we want you to make the best decision based on your needs and all the facts.  Meet with us and we will discuss the similarities and differences between “earth” diamonds and diamonds that were grown in a laboratory.   We will show you multiple diamonds to fit your requirements in a low pressure environment. 

Earth Diamonds

Earth diamonds were formed over 3 billion years ago deep within the Earth's crust under conditions of intense heat and pressure that cause carbon atoms to crystallize forming diamonds. Diamonds are found at a depth of approx. 150-200km below the surface of the Earth.

The Kimberley Process is an international certification scheme that regulates trade in rough diamonds. It aims to prevent the flow of conflict diamonds.  Mining companies certify their diamonds with the Kimberley Process, which came from a United Nations General Assembly resolution in 2000 to create an international standard for rough diamonds to ensure they’re conflict-free.

Canadamark earth diamonds come from the Ekati and Diavik mines in a remote region near the Arctic Circle and are tracked through from origin to polished stones. The mines follow strict environmental agreements between local Aboriginal groups and territorial and federal governments. Since the discovery of diamonds in this area in the 1990s, the mines have a history of protecting the integrity of the land, water, and wildlife.

Laboratory Grown Diamonds

Lab grown diamonds are man made diamonds that have been grown in a lab instead of being mined from the earth. They are chemically and optically identical to natural diamonds and are graded with the same scale. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently amended their Jewelry Guides to rule that anything chemically identical to a mined diamond, is in fact, a diamond. So, lab grown diamonds are diamonds.  The difference is the origin and the price.