Diamonds are the ultimate symbol of lasting love, and it’s even easier to love something if you know that its journey from the earth to you has been an ethical and even beneficial one. To that end, Michael Hill’s new capsule range within The Solitaire by Michael Hill Collection proudly features a first-to-market range of diamonds from the De Beers Code of Origin Trusted Source Program.
For Michael Hill, responsibility and ethical sourcing have long been a priority. They are a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, the industry organisation established to advance responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices across the precious jewellery supply chain; and as a company, they are on a journey of constant improvement to have a positive impact on the communities and environments they operate in. As part of their dedication to providing beautiful jewellery worthy of celebrating love, Michael Hill is proud to introduce this range of diamonds that offer customers additional peace of mind.
The De Beers Code of Origin reassures you that your beautiful forever piece contains a natural, conflict-free diamond, something that you can wear with pride. The Code of Origin signifies that your diamond meets De Beers’ industry-leading ethical standards, and that it has helped contribute to people and the planet. These diamonds are discovered by De Beers in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa where they have helped provide jobs, healthcare and education – with a particular focus on programs supporting women and girls – as well as wildlife preservation.
De Beers invests more than $25 million annually in community programs designed to develop education levels, skills for the future and economic resilience. By the end of this decade, the company will be supporting 10,000 female micro-entrepreneurs and 10,000 girls in STEM programs.
The pairing of industry leader De Beers with Michael Hill is apt. Michael Hill is a leading name in fine jewellery and bridal jewellery in its own right, and The Solitaire by Michael Hill is their signature solitaire engagement ring Collection. Designed to celebrate this iconic engagement ring style and showcase the beauty and brilliance of your diamond, a newly-designed capsule has been created to feature diamonds with the De Beers Code of Origin.
These fine diamonds in luxurious carat weights and premium colour and clarity are set in 18kt gold or platinum, and the rings are crafted right here in Australia; the platinum rings are cast in Sydney and hand-finished in Michael Hill’s in-house Brisbane workshop, while the gold styles are crafted entirely in the Brisbane workshop.
With trusted-source stones at its heart, this range of timeless solitaire rings is a collection of diamonds that truly are forever.
The capsule range is available across select stores in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, as well as online. For more, visit michaelhill.com.au