The purpose of the Certification Standard for Sustainably Grown Diamonds is to establish a uniform, credible basis for independently assessing and certifying the sustainable production of gemstone-quality diamonds, and for supporting business and consumer-facing claims for such diamonds. Its provisions include diamond production from mined and lab-grown sources, and the chain of custody all the way to the consumer, including cutters and polishers, jewelry manufacturers, retailers, and loose stone traders.
The standards development process:
- The multi-stakeholder Standard Development Committee is engaged in reviewing the standard to confirm conformance with leading sustainability principles, and to provide expert input on issues specific to this industry. The committee includes representatives from the diamond producer, diamond retailer, NGO, technical, academic, and independent diamond expert communities.
- Pilot certification projects are underway to provide practical, on-the-ground input to the standard review process. Contact the certification team today.
- Stakeholder review will assure that the larger community has an opportunity to review the standard and provide input.