‘Sustainability and commitment to preserving our precious environment has always been at the forefront of The Diamond Store’s code of ethics.
As a brand, we constantly strive to improve our environmental practices to make every aspect of the business as eco-friendly as possible.’
By financially supporting projects around the world that help provide solutions to climate change we are giving our customers the choice and option to shop not only sustainable lab grown diamonds, but ethical, conflict free, and naturally mined diamonds without the environmental effect of the emissions released to create them. Every natural mined diamond purchased in 2023 now works towards safeguarding trees in the Brazilian rainforest. Not only do these projects do good for the planet, but they also benefit the local communities where they are based, often in developing countries.
We have committed to offset 100 tonnes of carbon in 2023
Every 1 carat we sell offsets 8.17kgs of the carbon produced by mined diamonds
We aim to save 5000 trees this year
The Diamond Store support the Pacajai REDD+ Project. This project helps protect the Amazon, the largest rainforest on the planet, and home to many endangered species that rely on it for their survival. The project aims to eliminate unplanned deforestation and is expected to prevent over 22 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gasses over a 40-year period.
We know that lab grown diamonds have less of a carbon footprint than naturally mined diamonds and we work hard on ensuring our customers are educated on the environmental benefits they provide, however by supporting these projects to reduce the effects of naturally mined diamond carbon emissions means that we can now give our customer more sustainable choices when it comes to shopping with us, whether they choose to explore naturally mined or lab grown diamonds.
To avoid any negative connotations associated with mined diamonds we only offer conflict-free diamonds through adherence to The Kimberley Process, and The National Association of Jewellers code of ethics. To ensure traceability of our supply chain, we only work with suppliers which share our values – and that includes their sustainability credentials.
We try to use recycled materials wherever we can. We ensure we see documents confirming material sources through reputable third-party certifications before placing any orders from our suppliers, which helps us to confirm the origins of our recycled materials. All of our jewellery items come in 100% sustainably sourced gold, platinum and silver.
Our products’ beautiful outer packaging is made of 100% FSC certified wood and paper, meaning the production of the materials hasn’t hurt the world’s precious forests. We are also working hard to ensure every element of our product packaging is fully sustainable, in the future.
We recognise that sending orders by post comes with its own carbon footprint. That’s why we chose DPD - which handles 99.5% of our shipments - as our principal delivery company. It has electrified 1,500 vehicles in its UK fleet and is committed to their own strategy of zero-emission deliveries, making deliveries as carbon neutral as currently possible.