Thanks to a stringent monitoring system, the Government is able to guarantee that a GOVERNMENT CERTIFIED CANADIAN DIAMOND™ is 100% Canadian in origin – and was mined, cut, and polished in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
The Diamond Certification Program – the first of its kind to monitor diamonds from mine to market - is administered by the Secondary Diamond Industry Division of Industry, Tourism and Investment.
This division also oversees agreements on rough diamond supply, and monitors the production of approved NWT manufacturers.
Factories participating in the GNWT’s Diamond Certification Program are required to keep detailed records on each stone and to submit reports of purchases and processing of individual stones at key stages in the manufacturing process. The program includes factory compliance audits and inspections to examine the diamonds and review the records.