Stall and Kessler’s Diamond Center offers Canadian diamonds because when these diamonds are extracted they yield some of the largest, cleanest, whitest roughs on the market. As a result, diamond cutters in Canada are typically creating some of the best cut makes for round brilliants. Canada has become a powerhouse in the diamond trade in the last 10 years, and now produces 15% of all diamonds in the market. Though only 15% of all diamonds, Canadian diamonds account for approximately 80% of all Excellent and Ideal makes.
Canadian diamonds are mined according to Canada’s strict environmental laws. These environmentally clean diamonds are carefully tracked from two mines throughout cutting, polishing, and transporting. The Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct is used to ensure that the caribou, fish, and other wildlife and their habitats are kept safe. The Diavik and Ekati diamond mines sit on the shores of the Lac de Gras, a shallow lake that supports several species of fish and migratory birds. Large quantities of water are used in the diamond extraction and sorting process, but no toxic chemicals are used to leach the valuable minerals from the base rock. The Diavik mine recycles the water and the Ekati mine uses a system of settling ponds to reduce the quantity of silt and contaminants released back into the surrounding lake. The water quality of Lac de Gras and surrounding lakes is measured several times a year. Both mines also participate in monitoring and reporting on the health of the surrounding animals. The Canadian Certificate of Authenticity will accompany each clean diamond sold at Stall & Kessler guaranteeing its country of origin and quality. In addition, each diamond will be laser inscribed with an ID number and either the Canadian flag or the Canadian goose.