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Why are you OK with your black and salt & pepper diamonds and semi-precious gemstones coming from the earth, but not your white diamonds?

It comes down to demand. The global market for white diamonds is huge compared to that for colored and salt & pepper diamonds. Bigger markets and higher demand do at least three things we aren’t comfortable participating in: 1) larger monetary incentives can perpetuate ethically questionable business practices. 2) larger markets are innately more difficult to regulate and track than smaller ones. 3) the bigger the mine, the worse its effect on the environment. The smaller the mine, the easier it is to mitigate negative environmental impacts.

Even still, we take sourcing very seriously for all earth mined stones we use, both precious and semi-precious. Read more about our Ethical Supply chain.