Mountain Province Diamonds joins Dominion’s Canadamark Program

by Keith Powell
Canadamark certificate with diamond ring sitting on top of paperwork.

The Canadamark program verifies that diamonds are natural and untreated, and mined in Canada under a regulatory regime which protects the sustainability of the natural environment and northern people. — Photo courtesy Idex news

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. has entered into an understanding with Dominion Diamond Mines ULC which allows Mountain Province’s customers to certify their qualifying polished diamonds under the Canadamark™ certification program.

The Canadamark program is a strategic initiative of Dominion. Through its participation, Mountain Province joins Dominion in its efforts to assure the supply chain integrity of Canadian diamonds from mine to retail, the miner said in a statement.

The Canadamark program verifies that diamonds are natural and untreated, and mined in Canada under a regulatory regime which protects the sustainability of the natural environment and northern people. Canadamark certified diamonds are tracked through independent, audited processes from mine of origin to polished stone, and polished to meet specific quality standards.

Reid Mackie, Mountain Province’s Vice President Diamond Marketing, said that customers buying its share of the Gahcho Kué mine production can now apply for Canadamark™ certification. "Once they are certified, our customers can confidently demonstrate the Canadian provenance of their goods and use this to enhance and support their individual branding programs. The unique characteristics of the Gahcho Kué production will help broaden the range of certified-Canadian goods available to consumers and consolidate market share of Canadian product under a consistent Canadian provenance standard.”

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