Ingle & Rhode only use Fairtrade certified or recycled pure gold and platinum. Their diamonds and gemstones can be traced back to their mine of origin, and as well as being guaranteed conflict-free, they come from suppliers that treat their workers with dignity and respect.
They source their diamonds in Canada, and their coloured gemstones in small-scale mining cooperatives around the world where wealth generated is directly retained by the local communities. Others come from the US and Australia, and they are cut and polished under ethical working conditions, many at the Surat Diamond Workers Cooperative in Gujarat, India. Here, wages are calculated on fair trade principles, and employees are entitled to paid holiday, sick leave, and maternity leave.
If you would like to learn more about some of the issues connected with obtaining truly conflict-free diamonds, you can read more, here.