Because we are always committed to responsible sourcing, de Boulle provides the provenance information for every newly sourced diamond it offers. And, now, our new Personal Diamond Program will also identify — using blockchain as the basis of secure record-keeping technology — where your diamond was found, cut, polished, graded and imported. Through blockchain technology, a unique birth certificate and journey for your diamond is cataloged, which establishes a new level of information transparency.
“Through our direct-sourcing relationship, our clients can feel confident that we are operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner,” says Denis Boulle, CEO of de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry.
YOUR DIAMOND’S POSSIBILITIES
By working closely with our friends in South Africa, we are able to offer unique stones directly from more than 30 diamond mines. All of the mines are wholly or substantially owned by the mining family, who strives to support and expand the growth and need for transparency, only supporting mines that are abiding by ethical and sustainable practices.
Currently, all mining is performed via alluvial mining. The mines are created near where very old rivers once dragged diamonds along riverbeds, millions of years ago. Today, miners pull the ground up in the same direction that the rivers owed, then sift for diamonds. The largest stone that has come from the family mines was 278 carats. White and various colored stones have been found, including yellows, pinks, purples and blues.
Once your rough diamond is unearthed, it is delivered to our skilled, diamond-cutting artisans in South Africa. Before your stone is cut and inscribed with its Gemological Institute of America (GIA) certificate number, it is professionally inspected in the famous diamond city of Kimberley.
What’s more, you can even name your own diamond — anything you wish — whether you commission its creation or discover it already waiting for you at de Boulle.