Post # 1
Hi everyone,<br />I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of a Canadian diamond company called Canadian Rocks. I cam across some loose diamonds from them and it comes with only a certificate by them. The bottom of the certificate says “The Canadian Diamond Certificate.” They are also laser inscribed with a serial number and a maple leaf . No other certification comes with the diamonds. Are these graded to the level of standard of GIA or more EGL? Is it a safe to buy these diamonds? Thank you
Post # 2
You mean Canadian Diamonds?
I am not familiar with Canadian Rocks, but I know that Canadian diamonds are a thing, there are a number of mines up North a bit before the Arctic. There is also what we call Polar Bears diamonds – there is an actual polar bear engraved in the diamond for tracking.
Canadian diamonds were quite popular a few years back. Before the Kimberly Process was implemented, Canadian diamonds (Polar Bears or others) were the only diamonds that could be considered conflict free (i.e. not blood diamonds.) When I wasa teenager about 15 years ago, I wanted nothing but a Canadian diamond. Then last years when we started talking about engagement and rings, I specified that I either wanted a Canadian diamond or a Kimberly certified diamond.
Post # 2
This website should be able to answer your questions! You should also be able to look up the serial number under the Registration link if they’re legit… http://www.thecanadiandiamond.com/cdc.html
Basically our government regulates the mining of diamonds, requires them to have a certificate of authenticity along with the lasered inscription so they can be tracked from the point of extraction to sale. They’re guaranteed conflict-free and are mined according to federal labour laws. I imagine there’s every grade of diamond as with diamonds mined anywhere else.
Post # 3
Thank you. I was wondering how accurate the grading of the 4 C’s are with them as these diamonds don’t come with a certified apprasial (such as GIA, EGL, etc.)
Post # 4
Ohhh, gotcha. That’s interesting – my understanding was that most retailers still include certified appraisals for them! This video shows a certificate vs a GIA appraisal and they were the same, for what it’s worth: http://www.canadadiamonds.com/canadian_diamond_certificate.htm
Post # 5
I don’t know much about them, other than that the ring I fell in LOVE with is a Canadian Rock setting and diamond… so I’m commenting to follow!