Forevermark diamonds are cut and polished by Authorised Forevermark Diamantaires.
Through beneficiation, The De Beers Group of Companies encourages the sale of a proportion of its diamonds to local customers for manufacturing in countries where diamonds are sourced. This keeps the value of those diamonds in the country, supporting the growth of the local sorting, cutting and polishing industries.
At one of the Authorised Forevermark Diamantaires in Gaborone, Botswana, we encounter three skilled women. Each of them has received full training to become an expert diamond cutter and polisher. They now provide for their families.
All Authorised Forevermark Diamantaires must meet the Forevermark Integrity Requirements, a set of business, social and environmental standards, and are checked at least once a year by SGS, a leading third party auditor.