The Ekati diamond mine is owned and operated by Arctic Canadian Diamond Company, and is located 300km northeast of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada, on the traditional territories of the Tłįchǫ people, a Dene First Nations people. "Ekati" in Tłįchǫ means Fat Lake.
Average annual production: ~5M carats.
Arctic Canadian Diamond Company
Through a commitment to innovation and communication, Arctic Canadian Diamond Company brings the highest standards of conduct to diamond mining, ensuring the health and safety of their employees and supporting the Indigenous and local communities, establishing strong relationships "by listening with the intent of understanding before [they] act." Through social responsibility, environmental stewardship and economic sustainability, Arctic Canadian is able to mitigate their environmental impact while delivering ethically produced natural diamonds.
From Mine to Polished
Misfit Diamonds worked with its vendors to secure several parcels of diamonds from Ekati mine, ensuring that the entire process was documented to establish a transparent, verifiable chain of custody for each stone from its rough state to its final polished form. The rough diamonds were purchased in closed lots and the weights and stone counts documented in invoices from Arctic Canadian Diamond Company, and backed up with matching KPC documentation and original invoices from site holder to brokers to our manufacturing partners to Misfit Diamonds. Each diamond's individual rough weight was logged alongside images and videos of every diamond in its raw state through to the final polished forms. The goal is to use this process as the blueprint for what Misfit's sourcing practices will be for all the diamonds in our inventory.
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