Tiffany & Co. will disclose the entire process of processing recently procured and individually registered diamonds (starting from 0.18 carats), specifying the country or region of origin. The goal is to ensure that every step in the creation of its jewels contributes to the well-being of people and the planet.
Today our commitment to diamond traceability takes it one step further
said Anisa Kamadoli Costa, Chief Sustainability Officer of Tiffany & Co.
Our customers deserve to know that a Tiffany diamond meets the highest standards, not only in terms of quality, but also in terms of environmental and social responsibility. We believe that diamond traceability is the best way to guarantee both
The information relating to the region or country of origin and the place where each diamond was cut, polished, classified and certified and then mounted on a jewel, will then be shared by Tiffany with its customers and will be contained in the Tiffany Diamond Certificate.
The American jeweler purchases rough stones extracted in countries such as Australia, Botswana, Canada, Namibia, Russia and South Africa from trusted suppliers, refusing the use of stones from problematic areas such as Zimbabwe and Angola.
The company owns five diamond processing workshops in Belgium, Mauritius, Botswana, Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as the Tiffany Gemological Laboratory in New York and five jewelry manufacturing laboratories in North America. Raw stones are sorted based on size, color, purity and fluorescence in Antwerp, Belgium; the diamonds are then cut and polished in the proprietary workshops.
Tiffany also buys pre-polished diamonds from trusted suppliers who meet its traceability and quality criteria, as well as its social and environmental standards. The diamonds are then evaluated at Tiffany Gemological Laboratories in the United States, Cambodia and Vietnam, and most are then mounted in the United States.