In his latest blog, Leibish Polnauer, President of Leibish & Co. Fancy Color Diamonds, speaks about the importance of corporate social responsibility and the firm's association with colored gemstone miner Gemfields, which he says is the leading supplier of responsibly mined gemstones and aims for its operations to have a minimal on the environment as well improving the lot of people in the surrounding areas. Meanwhile, its pink diamonds all come from Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine since the firm has high standards.
"The Argyle diamond mine is located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, in open woodland and grasslands that have been grazed by cattle for over 100 years. The surrounding land is classified as either Crown Land or Pastoral Lease. Aboriginal people live just outside the mine lease area. Gemfields is the largest miner of emeralds and rubies in Africa. They are working with the intention of creating the smallest amount of ecological interference. They also proudly speak of their plans to restore the landscape back to its original natural state after extracting all the rough stones they can find."