What Is CanadaMark™?
It’s been an incredible evolution. Since 1991, when diamonds were discovered at Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories, Canada has gone from having no diamond industry, to being the world’s third-largest producer of diamonds by value. Found in a landscape that is both incredibly challenging and incredibly beautiful, Canadian diamonds are renowned for their superior clarity, and that includes the clarity of their history.
Every CanadaMark™ diamond is of Canadian origin, and is individually tracked and guaranteed to be natural and untreated. Being certain of a diamond’s provenance and knowing that it meets Dominion Diamond’s strict standards for quality and cut means peace of mind for all customers.
Guarantee of Origin
Every CanadaMark™ diamond is carefully tracked, starting at the mine site and then, in an unbroken chain, through every stage of cleaning, sorting and polishing. Finished, polished diamonds are given a unique serial number, which is laser engraved on the diamond’s girdle. Each diamond's serial number also goes on its CanadaMark™ diamond certificate card, and purchasers can confirm a diamond's provenance by entering this number into our verification tool, above.
Natural and Untreated
Only select Canadian rough diamonds are chosen to become CanadaMark™ diamonds. From the moment it is mined and throughout the finishing process, each CanadaMark™ diamond is monitored. This independently audited tracking system is what allows Dominion Diamond to confirm that every CanadaMark™ diamond is completely natural and completely Canadian.
CanadaMark™ diamonds are never 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.
Simply stated, CanadaMark™ diamonds are always perfectly natural.
Standard of Quality
CanadaMark™, inscribed on a diamond, is more than a mark of origin; it is an assurance of exceptional quality. Regardless of size, every authorized diamond bearing the CanadaMark™, or sold in association with the CanadaMark™ diamond program, must meet our exacting standard for colour, clarity, symmetry and finish.
About Our Tracking System
CanadaMark™ is an important symbol, but the real heart of the program is our rigorous, searchable tracking system.
Dominion Diamond records all CanadaMark™ diamonds in its database. All CanadaMark™ diamonds are laser inscribed with the CanadaMark™ logo and a unique serial number, and are always accompanied by a CanadaMark™ diamond certificate card.
You may use our verification tool, above, to confirm the authenticity of your CanadaMark™ diamond.