Sparkles Bright, Acquired Right: Our Responsible Diamonds Edit

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

Marilyn Monroe may have serenaded us in 1953. In 2017 however, the trend is now ‘diamonds are forever’ and for ‘whomever’ as long as they are ‘Responsible Diamonds.’ Ethically sourced and sustainable are top priorities not only with consumers but also for designers and miners. The key ingredients in this trend are ‘conflict-free,’ ‘fair pay’ and ‘environmental care.’

A diamond is no longer only associated with the commitment to marriage. Millennials, especially, are investing in diamonds to commemorate personal achievements and landmarks.

Cover image credit of Chloe Grace Moretz: Forevermark USA 

Argyle Pink Diamonds are not only extremely rare and beautiful, but assuredly sustainable and ethically sound. Mined in Western Australia, it remains in the care of the ‘Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)’ of which Rio Tinto is a founding member, and as such provides assurance of its certification. The beyond rare diamonds are mined in pale blush, vivid pink, cornflower blue, potent violet and sumptuous red, in the East Kimberly region where they’ve been forming for over a billion years.

 

 

 

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Founded in 1735 and appointed Crown Jewellers by Queen Victoria in 1843, House of Garrard is the longest serving jewellery brand on the planet. Its sophisticated style is uniquely British in design, and carries the promise of meticulous attention to detail. Having served each subsequent monarch, their iconic tiaras are still worn at state occasions, as well as the beautiful sapphire cluster engagement ring worn by the Duchess of Cambridge.

 

 

 

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Less than 1 percent of the world’s diamonds become a Forevermark. Forevermark is part of The De Beers Group of Companies, and each one of its diamonds goes through a ‘seventeen-step’ process from checking for the minuscule of flaws/imperfections to authenticity, carat weight and so forth. The diamond is then inscribed to certify as natural and exclusive.

 

Besides endorsing the above mentioned traditional jewellery houses, Positive Luxury also supports Arctic Circle Diamonds and Stephen Webster’s jewellery range.

 

 

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Having recently collaborated with the singer Anastacia on an exclusive Anastacia x Arctic Circle Diamonds Limited Edition Bracelet for Cancer Research, Arctic Circle Diamonds are a pioneering brand utilising responsibly designed and fully-traceable Canadian diamonds. Each diamond verifies sustainability and accountability for northwest Canada’s environment and local community, offering fair wages and education.

 

 

 

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Once an apprentice in London’s famous Hatton Garden, Stephen Webster’s internationally renowned cutting-edge designs are trending with millennials. Inspired from music, fashion, literature and art, the exquisite pieces are part of contemporary, bold and glamorous collections, honed over the last 40 years.

 

 

STEPHEN WEBSTER
Jewels Verne Hammerhead Bangle 

STEPHEN WEBSTER
Magnipheasant Pave Hoop Earrings

STEPHEN WEBSTER
Lady Stardust Art Deco Earrings

STEPHEN WEBSTER
Magnipheasant Pave Feather Studs

STEPHEN WEBSTER
More Passion Bracelet x Tracey Emin

STEPHEN WEBSTER
Magnipheasant Pave Feather Bracelet

ARCTIC CIRCLE DIAMONDS
Anastacia Limited Edition Bracelet

ARCTIC CIRCLE DIAMONDS
Round Cluster Halo Diamond Studs

ARCTIC CIRCLE DIAMONDS
Round Cluster Halo Diamond Pendant

ARCTIC CIRCLE DIAMONDS
Northern Lights Curved Stud Earrings

ARCTIC CIRCLE DIAMONDS
Northern Lights Pendant Earrings

ARCTIC CIRCLE DIAMONDS
Northern Lights Ring

ARGYLE PINK DIAMONDS
Isla Tender Heroes 2017

ARGYLE PINK DIAMONDS
Juniper Paradise Ring, Musson Jewellery

ARGYLE PINK DIAMONDS
Lowanna Ring, Musson Jewellery

FOREVERMARK
Forevermark Setting® Tennis Bracelet

FOREVERMARK
Forevermark Setting® Three
Diamonds Pave Ring

FOREVERMARK
Centre of My Universe™ Stud Earrings

GARRARD
1735 Oval Ring Sapphire

GARRARD
Wings Classic Earrings in White Gold

GARRARD
Enchanted Palace Jeweled Bug Ring

GARRARD
1735 Stud Earrings in Sapphire

GARRARD
Albemarle Earrings

GARRARD
Enchanted Palace Crystal Rock Pendant

 

If you enjoyed reading this article, you might also like La Maison Couture: The Responsible Jewellery Edit and The Desire for Diamonds: In Conversation with Arctic Circle & Argyle Pink Diamonds.  

 

Ryan Scott Löehmann