It is a well-known fact that a very high percentage of deep sea diamonds are high-quality jewels. Only diamonds of exclusive quality can withstand the harsh conditions of the Benguela Current, which means you can rest assured that Benguela diamonds meet all the criteria to ensure that you will have a piece of jewelry of breathtaking brilliance. Furthermore, we offer you nothing but guaranteed conflict-free diamonds that are neither illegally scourged nor used as a means of funding violent conflict.
We keep our promises. For that reason, we have each and every one of our diamonds tested and certified by experts in line with international quality criteria. Benguela Diamonds works with two recognized gemological institutes: the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL). You can rely on an independent inspection of your jewels by renowned gemstone experts. As a result, we can assure you that our jewels are authentic with reference to a global classification system to describe their quality. The four Cs summarize the established quality criteria for diamonds: cut, clarity, color, and carat.
As a member of the Diamond Dealers Club South Africa and the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), Benguela Diamonds is committed to ensuring that the international diamond industry is profitable, respected, and sustainable. Traceability and ethical working conditions are extremely important in this market, and these are among our top quality criteria. We employ a zero-tolerance strategy to distance ourselves entirely from blood diamonds, which are used to finance violent conflicts such as civil wars in Africa. We therefore advocate and support every aspect of the Kimberley Process. This system prevents transactions involving smuggled jewels and promotes the trade in conflict-free diamonds through state-issued certificates of origin.
Benguela Diamonds caters to highly exclusive niche in the diamond industry with its diamond safari. Come with on a journey to the source of your precious stones: we offer a unique experience to dive for your own deep sea, ethical diamonds off the west coast of South Africa. In this way, you can be certain where your jewels came from and that they are not associated with any unfair working conditions or conflicts.
Our experts in the jewelry workshop in Stellenbosch will give your rough diamonds the perfect cut: a diamond can only reveal its true quality when it is cut, precisely ground, and polished. Naturally, our cutters can also fit your diamonds into personal items of jewelry. Your individual wishes are part of our quality promise – as is our best price guarantee: the absence of an intermediary means you can enjoy high-quality diamonds as well as competitive prices.