ABOUT US

Origin

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Before you hold your Canadamark diamond, a team of passionate professionals responsibly mine it, bring out its beauty, and ensure that it’s authentically Canadian. We want you to focus on your diamond’s artistry and be proud to wear it without second guessing its history.

THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

KIMBERLITE PIPES

Your diamond comes from the Ekati, Diavik, and Gacho Kue mines in Canada’s pristine North, about 200 kilometres south of the Arctic circle. With preferential hiring practices and training programs for northern residents, indigenous-led wildlife monitoring programs, and industry-leading water recycling and composting systems, these mines are at the forefront of community engagement, are environmental stewardship and waste management practices.

Mining in Canada is governed by more stringent regulations than other countries. Federal, territorial, First Nations agreements — they’re all in place to protect Canada’s environment and its people. Our parent company Dominion Diamond Mines not only meets these regulations, but goes above and beyond them.

Rough diamonds are found in kimberlite pipes, which were formed in the magma of the Earth’s mantle billions of year ago then forced up in volcanic eruptions. While more than 2,000 kimberlite pipes have been discovered around the world, only a couple dozen are worthy to be mined.

Ethics

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Responsible mining means improving lives, strengthening communities, protecting wildlife, and respecting the environment in which we operate.

Tracking

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To ensure its authenticity and integrity, every part of your diamond’s journey has been diligently and independently tracked, in order for it to become Canadamark™ certified. This is a visualization of a rough diamond, like the one that your stone came from.

This is an image of your actual stone.

TRACKING ID

To ensure your diamond is accounted for from our mine to you, a unique tracking identification number is assigned right at its initial sorting stage. From its original batch, to the rough stone, and finally to the polished diamond — unique IDs and an independent, third-party audit ensure we never lose sight of your stone.

Rough

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All stones are unique. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. The most important thing about each of them is their potential to become a diamond.

Rough Weight: 8.12ct

CRAFTING YOUR DIAMOND

Polishing diamonds today combines traditional craftsmanship with innovative high-tech scanners and lasers to map, plan, and cut the most beautiful diamonds possible out of a rough stone.

Cut

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A diamond’s cut is about maximizing the light performance of the facets of each stone. Beauty is found in the smallest, most precise details. Canadamark diamonds are cut with a precision up to 1/100th of a millimeter. Here are the exact measurement of yours.

YOUR MEASUREMENTS

Cut Shape
Round Brilliant
Polished Weight
2.7 ct
Facets
58

Grading

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Independent, third-party organizations evaluate and grade the traits of each Canadamark stone. As well as evaluating your diamond’s characteristics, the third-party grader also assures all Canadamark™ stones are natural (not synthetic) and untreated.

Cut Weight: 1.08ct
Colour Grade: E
Clarity Grade: VVS1
Cut Grade: Excellent

COLOUR GRADE

TERMS

Yellow
White
Amber

Scintillation

The diamond’s sparkle reflects the quality of the cut, a direct result of the skill and craftsmanship of the professional diamond polisher.

Brilliance

Brilliance is created by the diamond's specific cut. It determines how the light is reflected back to the viewer.

Fire

As light enters and exits a diamond, it refracts. This refraction radiates flares of rainbow colours that are commonly described as the diamond's fire.

Symmetry

Light symmetry is determined by the quality of a diamond’s cut and the position of any inclusions. A well-cut diamond features optimal proportions for equal light distribution.

Certification

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Every Canadamark diamond is granted a certificate of origin at the end of its journey. Canadamark certification guarantees the journey has been responsible, ethical, and tracked every step of the way.

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LASER INSCRIPTION

Every polished diamond over .2ct is laser-inscribed with a unique ID number so it can be traced back to its place of origin.

Summary

ID Number

CM-1172184
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Your Diamond’s Birth Certificate

Origin

Mine
Diavik Mine Northwest Territories

Rough Diamond

Rough Weight
1.08ct

Cut

Cut Shape
Round Brilliant
Facets
58

Grading

Colour Grade:
E
Cut Weight:
1.08ct
Cut Grade:
Excellent
Clarity Grade:
VVS1