CONFLICT-FREE DIAMONDS - RESPONSIBLY SOURCED AND ETHICAL
The mining and movement of diamonds do not come without controversy. Entire habitats and communities have been harmed in far too many instances for far too long. For these reasons, Sausalito Jewelers is raising awareness about problems within the industry and seeking ways to address them. We proudly support ethical, socially responsible practices and have done so for over 20 years. We know that, with the help of conscientious clients like you, we can continue to shed light on important issues,
elevate industry standards and truly make a difference.
In our effort to maintain the highest standards for our diamonds, we are proud partners with Forevermark. Each and every Forevermark diamond is certifiably sourced from a mine which demonstrates benefits to the local community and country from which it came. By requiring transparency in each step of a diamond’s journey, Forevermark has set up a rigorous process by which important standards of business, environmental and social practices are met.
THE WORLD'S MOST CAREFULLY SELECTED DIAMONDS
At Forevermark, diamonds undergo a rigorous 17-step evaluation for the most comprehensive standards of rarity, quality and beauty. Even before they are cut and polished, rough diamonds must come from approved sources that comply with the Kimberley Process, the Forevermark Integrity Requirements, and Third Party Auditing for complete transparency.
Experts at the Forevermark Diamond Institute, which is part of The De Beers Group of Companies, benefit from over 125 years of diamond expertise. These same experts utilize proprietary, state-of-the-art technologies to test for authenticity, symmetry, carat weight, polish and vulnerability to abrasions. Every year, less than 1% of the world’s diamonds qualify to become Forevermark diamonds, making them the most carefully selected diamonds in the world.
RAISING AWARENESS, STANDARTS & RESPONSIBILITY
Forevermark understands it is imperative that we protect the environment for generations to come. In the effort to protect wild habitats and the species they support, Forevermark has set aside more than 405,000 acres of land around The De Beers Group’s mines for conservation. Additionally, De Beers South Africa co-founded the National Biodiversity and Business Network (NBBN) and the Endangered Wildlife Trust to encourage and organize other businesses in protecting local habitats and wildlife.
Forevermark is also a partner with the Diamond Empowerment Fund, a global organization dedicated to empowering people in diamond communities worldwide. In particular, Forevermark is committed to developing and supporting the careers of local women as miners, geologists, engineers, managers, artisan craftspeople, support staff and more. The company helps provide valuable career opportunities and professional training as well as quality healthcare and free education for all its employees, their families and surrounding communities. You can feel proud to wear a Forevermark diamond, not only because of what it symbolizes for you, but also because of the benefits it brings to many women and their families in countries like South Africa, Canada, Botswana and Namibia.
THE FOREVERMARK INSCRIPTION
Forevermark status promises the world’s most beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced diamonds. After undergoing rigorous evaluation, each approved diamond is marked by a unique Forevermark inscription 1/20th of a micron deep - 1/5,000th the depth of a human hair. This mark, invisible to the naked eye, acts as a testament and record of Forevermark’s valuable commitment to integrity and responsible sourcing. We welcome you to Sausalito Jewelers and see the Forevermark inscription and difference yourself.