How do you trace a Canadian diamond?

The Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct ensures an identifiable audit trail for each Canadian diamond. From the mine to the retail jeweler, Canadian diamonds are tracked through the diamond refining process to the retail jeweller with a unique diamond identification number (DIN) laser inscribed on the diamonds girdle.

Are Canadian diamonds good quality?

Of the 30% of diamonds that are gem quality and suitable for jewelry, Canada is one of the top three diamond producing countries in the world on the basis of carats produced. Canadian diamonds are highly regarded because Canadian diamond mines have some of the world’s highest environmental standards.

Do Canadian diamonds have serial numbers?

A true Canadian diamond should have a laser inscription on its girdle with a serial number. They also should be accompanied by a trade logo such as the Canadamark symbol, the words Ice on Fire, maple leaf or polar bear.

Are diamonds cheaper in Canada?

The cost of the Canadian diamond is slightly more expensive than regular diamonds, which are mined in other countries. Additional reasons why Canadian diamonds are more expensive are: the fact that they are mined under harsh climate conditions, using special machinery and equipment, which are costly.

Do diamonds have numbers on them?

Diamonds graded by the GIA have serial numbers to prove their authenticity. The number is engraved on the girdle of the diamond, which is the area of the stone that separates the top from the bottom. You might worry having a serial number on the diamond impacts its quality or performance, but the opposite is true.

How can you tell where a diamond came from?

GIA identifies the country of origin by requiring the diamond be received and examined in rough form in a sealed, tamper-proof package directly from the mine. Data is collected on the rough and each rough is assigned a unique identification number.

Where do Canadian diamonds come from?

Canada’s diamonds are predominantly mined in the Northwest Territories (NWT), which encompasses 40% of Canada’s landmass. There are currently four working diamond mines in Canada, three in the NWT – the Ekati, Diavik and Gahcho Kué mines – and the Renard diamond mine in Quebec.

Can I sell a diamond ring I found?

The diamond ring that you found on the ground is not yours. If you wish to sell it to get the most value, it is advisible to go to a reputed certified dealer who in most probability will ask for the original purchase invoice and certificate.

How do I find out where my diamond is from?

What is a certified Canadian Diamond?

Certified Canadian diamonds from Canada’s Arctic diamond mines. Fully certified Canadian and Laser engraved with the Canadian certificate or diamond origin as per the Canadian Government Diamond code of conduct. Your Canadian diamond is fully traceable from the Arctic diamond mine to your engagement ring.

Where is the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada?

Diavik Diamond Mine The Diavik mine is situated on a small island, called East Island, in Lac de Gras near Yellowknife, the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories. Co-owned by Harry Winston Diamond Corporation and Diavik Diamond Mines, Inc., the site began operations in January of 2003, and mining is expected to continue as late as 2025.

Where is the Renard diamond mine in Canada?

Renard Diamond Mine. Renard is the seventh diamond mine to open in Canada and the first to open in Quebec. It is located in the James Bay region of northern Quebec, about 500 miles north of Montreal. The project is 100% owned by the Stornoway Diamond Corporation.

What are the top 5 diamond mines in Canada?

Canadian Diamond Mines: The Surprise in Northern Canada. 1 Canadian Diamond Production. The EKATI discovery launched one of the most intense mineral prospecting rushes in the history of North America. 2 The Appeal of Canadian Diamonds. 3 EKATI Diamond Mine. 4 Diavik Diamond Mine. 5 Snap Lake Diamond Mine.