Elevate Your Ethical Jewelry Experience with Hubert: Where Luxury Meets Environmental Responsibility
In the world of fine gemstones, discerning buyers often focus on a stone’s Color, Cut, Clarity, and Size when making their selections. Yet, a select few realize that gem mining can have far-reaching consequences, including environmental degradation, government corruption, and hazardous conditions for mine workers, when conducted without ethics and responsibility at its core.
Recent years have seen a growing awareness of the term ‘blood diamonds,’ thanks in part to Hollywood productions shedding light on their sinister origins. These diamonds, sold to fund repressive revolutionary groups in select African nations, prompted the industry to establish the Kimberly Process—a rigorous tracking system that verifies a stone’s origin and ensures it does not support these oppressive factions or regimes.
At Hubert, we go even further. We exclusively source diamonds from reputable suppliers who adhere to the Kimberly Process and The System of Warranties, aligning with our unwavering zero-tolerance policy towards conflict diamonds.
The System of Warranties, an extension of the Kimberly Process, necessitates that all members of the diamond trade provide written guarantees on every invoice, certifying that their diamonds are free from conflict. These warranties, both given and received, undergo annual audits and reconciliations. The System of Warranties serves as an assurance that our diamonds remain conflict-free, from their source to our esteemed jewelry clients.
Regrettably, no similar comprehensive tracking system exists for colored gemstones, leaving a void in the quest for social, ethical, and responsible mining practices. Transparency and traceability are the cornerstones of ethical claims, without which, no credible assertion can be made.
At Hubert, we prioritize ethical values and maintain unwavering commitments to the social and environmental well-being of the gemstone industry. In our pursuit of ethical excellence, we procure colored gemstones solely from reputable and well-established sources, adhering rigorously to the USA Patriot Act and the Jade Act. We maintain a cutting-edge Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program and, in a conscious effort to minimize our ecological footprint, primarily purchase rough materials. These raw gems are then meticulously cut and polished in our American ateliers.
This approach, we believe, represents the pinnacle of responsible sourcing. It not only aids in the growth of the industry but also provides our cherished clients with the unequivocal assurance that they possess diamonds and gemstones of impeccable provenance.
In our dedication to ethical sourcing, Hubert proudly aligns with and supports the following prominent organizations, each actively committed to fostering ethical practices within the jewelry and gemstone sector, as well as in broader society:
Join us at Hubert in the pursuit of unmatched luxury that intertwines seamlessly with a profound commitment to the environment and society. Together, we shape a world where beauty, ethics, and responsibility coalesce into a harmonious and exceptional jewelry experience.