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Ethics at Era Design

Ethics at Era Design

Unique Wedding Rings | Era Design Vancouver Canada

At Era Design we are committed to hand making jewellery in a way that minimizes the impact on our environment and fosters local Vancouver artisans within our own community.

Conflict-Free Diamonds

Era Design only purchases diamonds from trusted diamond suppliers with closed-loop tracking from mining to cutting and polishing. Our Canadian mined diamonds follow ethical labour, trade, and environmental standards. Canada is one of the few countries in the world that has banned the sale of conflict diamonds. 

At Era Design, we buy only from trusted suppliers who don't source diamonds from countries that have active civil wars or armed conflicts. We support local economies with labour laws and regulated environmental practices. We do our best to stay apprised of current events impacting our industry and inform our purchasing policies.

As an added measure, Era Design does not accept loose diamonds or gemstones supplied by clients. Stones of unknown or unverified provenance can be treated with hazardous processes that are not disclosed to customers and could be unsafe for our goldsmiths and stone setters to work with. If you have an existing mounted jewellery item you wish to reset we will want to know the provenance of the piece, and in some cases, we may ask for an independent appraisal of the gemstones. We will want to unset the gems in our workshop so we can best assess the condition of the stones for future resetting.

Ethically Sourced Coloured Gemstones

We've worked hard to develop partnerships with dedicated suppliers of ethical coloured gemstones such as sapphires from Montana, Australia and Sri Lanka. We proudly offer a variety of unique colours ranging from the traditional blues to soft peach to ice blue, fancy yellow, pink purple, forest greens and more. 


As creators and makers, Era Design unequivocally respects copyright laws. Originality is one of the cornerstones of our business. Therefore it's is our policy not to copy other designer’s work. During the design process, clients may reference existing jewellery designs and seek inspiration from art, architecture, and nature. This can be useful to reveal a common thread to draw upon as a catalyst for creating individual designs. Era Design retains the copyright to all designs created during the custom design process.


All jewellery stamped with Era Design’s trademark is designed and crafted in Vancouver by local craftspeople. This stamp signifies the pride of design and workmanship which is at the heart of the process. At a time when manufacturing and customer service is routinely outsourced, and quality control is elusive, we have assembled a team of dedicated Vancouver professionals whose work is their passion. By working with Era Design, you are contributing economically to your own community and helping to enrich and preserve local artisanal knowledge and skills.

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