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Emerson Fine Jewelry is dedicated to being conflict free when we source diamonds, gems, and metals.
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|does not finance rebel movements|
|protects against human rights abuses|
|minimizes environmental degradation|
|maintains safe and responsible labor practices|
|supports community development|
At Emerson Fine Jewelry, our dedication to quality goes hand in hand with our commitment to the highest level of ethical integrity. It is a foundation of the way we do business, so transparency and understanding our impact also become a part of the ethical commitment that we make to our customers, and ourselves.
In the year 2000, the diamond-producing states of South Africa met in Kimberley with the mission to remove “conflict diamonds” from trade in the world market. In December of the same year, The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution supporting the creation of a certification process for rough diamonds.
When you purchase any diamond from Emerson Fine Jewelry, you can be assured, your perfect diamond has been verified through the Kimberly Process.
As part of our commitment to being environmental responsible, all of our fine jewelry is crafted from primarily recycled precious metals. Because our recycled metals are refined back into their pure elements, they are of the same high quality as newly mined metals.
Dirty gold mining has a history of civil war, labor abuses, and environmental devastation. Our objective is to diminish the negative impacts of dirty gold by reducing the demand for newly mined metals.
Colored gemstones are a vibrant and distinctive choice, and have been sought after for centuries. We strive to offer gemstones sourced in alignment with safe working conditions and environmentally responsible principles. Many obstacles still exist in obtaining information about gemstone mining conditions around the world which makes it challenging to trace some gemstone origins and track the conditions under which they were mined.
By continually working with our colored gemstone suppliers to improve standards and traceability, we strive to promote higher standards for gemstone sourcing to transform dangerous mining conditions and encourage responsible practices. For instance many of our sapphires originate from Sri Lanka, where miners employ techniques that minimize impact to the environment and operate in small cooperatives that share the costs, labor, and profits from the sale of gemstones.