New Zealand Jeweller Sells Diamonds with “Mana”: Verifiable Origin Using Everledger
PRESS RELEASE: 22 November 2021 | View as PDF
By using a new service from Everledger, independent retailers can easily reference the origin, human rights, and environmental performance of their diamond listings from the world’s leading producers
Everledger, an independent technology company that enables traceability and provenance to high-value goods, has partnered with Diamonds.co.nz, New Zealand’s online diamond jewellery retailer, to verify diamond origin information for display within their website. As more diamond jewellery sales begin online, Diamonds.co.nz has rapidly incorporated new technologies to make the online shopping experience easier and more trustworthy for their clientele. Now that the retailer’s product pages are amplified with images of each diamond’s origin and creation process, customers can discover the truthful story of their jewellery’s provenance.
Questions around legitimate origin are consistent within the diamond trade because the journey from mine to market involves a myriad of exchanges well before a jewellery purchase is ever made. With Evereldger and the use of blockchain technology, however, diamond data is recorded securely and made available to all stakeholders along the supply chain. Large brands already use this information from Everledger to verify product claims within their own e-commerce platforms, but the technology company has now made it easier for small businesses and independent retailers to incorporate these kinds of data insights with a simple plug-in and monthly subscription.
A new generation of engagement ring customers today are considering claims of sustainability in their jewellery purchases. In recognising that trusted backstories are more important than ever before, Diamonds.co.nz is making transparency and a commitment to ethical sourcing central to their brand experience. By adopting new technologies like diamond tracking on the blockchain and an added functionality to their product pages from Everledger, Diamonds.co.nz is quickly responding to the changing retail landscape with diamond information previously unavailable to stores and customers alike.
“Integrity speaks to the value New Zealanders place on honesty, trust, humility and reciprocal respect,” said Everledger Founder and CEO Leanne Kemp. We are very pleased to partner with diamonds.co.nz; they have a reputation for being open, safe, accessible, down-to-earth and good to work with. All of these characteristics are cornerstone hallmarks of the Maori concept “Mana” – something that is earned, protected and respected. With Everledger, Diamonds.co.nz are pioneering trust and transparency for their customers whilst reimagining the emergence of tomorrow’s industry.“