The CanadaMark™ Program
The CanadaMark™ hallmark program provides independent verification that a diamond is of Canadian origin.
Every CanadaMark diamond is:
- Responsibly mined in Canada’s Northwest Territories;
- Natural and untreated;
- Tracked through audited processes at every stage from country of origin to polished stone; and
- Polished to meet strict quality standards.
CanadaMark – the Light and the Land
CanadaMark – the Light and the Land
A Unique Heritage
Formed deep in the earth’s mantle more than a billion years ago by natural forces, Canadian diamonds lie hidden below ground in the Northwest Territories, a remote and barren region only a few hundred kilometers from the Arctic Circle.
A CanadaMark™ diamond starts its journey from the Ekati™ or Diavik diamond mines. The Ekati mine is Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine, and the Diavik mine is Canada’s largest diamond mine in terms of carat production.
Dominion Diamond Corporation has ownership interests in both mines.
With the passage of time, Canada has emerged as the world’s third-largest diamond producer by value.
This has been achieved while focusing on the long-term integrity of the land, water and wildlife in the Northwest Territories, which form an essential part of local Aboriginal traditions and daily life.
Produced with Integrity
The Ekati™ and Diavik mines have been carefully designed, through extensive consultation with Aboriginal communities, to protect wildlife in the Lac de Gras area. The mines also have a history of developing technologies and processes to conserve the environment.
As part of their commitment to the environment, the mines are signatories to environmental agreements with local Aboriginal groups, and the federal and territorial governments.
Supporting local business is also a top priority for the mines, which recognize that a thriving northern economy benefits both company and employees.
Our Tracking System
All CanadaMark™ license holders are audited by a third-party to ensure that their processes can track an individual Canadian diamond from rough purchase through to the polished diamond.
Before a CanadaMark certificate is issued, the licensee must provide evidence that the original rough diamond was from a Canadian mine. The licensee must also provide an invoice number and the individual rough stone weight.
All CanadaMark diamonds are laser inscribed with the CanadaMark logo and a unique serial number. Each diamond is accompanied by a certificate card and recorded in the CanadaMark database.
Please use our verification tool to confirm the authenticity of your CanadaMark diamond.
Click here to view the CanadaMark diamond certificate limited warranty.
When it is inscribed on a diamond, the CanadaMark™ logo is more than a mark of origin; it is also an assurance of exceptional quality. Regardless of size, every diamond sold in association with the CanadaMark program must meet our exacting standards for colour, clarity, finish and symmetry.
CanadaMark diamonds are not permitted to be treated by lasers to lighten dark inclusions, fracture-filled to mask inclusions or subjected to high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) in order to “improve” the colour.
Approved manufacturers for the CanadaMark™ diamond program are listed below. Click on a name to be directed to the manufacturer’s website.
List updated as of 6 November 2014
Wholesalers, retailers and jewellers that sell genuine CanadaMark™ diamonds are listed below. Click on a name to be directed to the company's website.
List updated as of 13 May 2014