Sarine Technologies earlier this year rolled out its Sarine Diamond Journey provenance tracking program - following each stage of a diamond's travels from rough stone to polished diamond - and has now announced a Partners program comprising select diamond manufacturers. The initial manufacturers selected for the program will be able to supply goods meeting the retailers' criteria for transparent sourcing.
Suppliers participating in the program have shown their ability to generate a continuous supply of Sarine Diamond Journey diamonds to the market. Sarine says that acquiring 'Journey' documented diamonds will provide advantages to retailers, enabling them to source their goods from a broad selection of suppliers rather than depending on just a certain supplier with its own individual traceability program. It also provides verifiable imagery and information rather than declarative statements. The Diamond Journey report includes a digital, interactive and visual documentary of the diamond’s journey from rough to finished polished diamond, or even to set jewelry. A 3D-printed model of the rough diamond from which the polished diamond was derived can also be delivered, adding another engaging layer to the experience.
The currently approved partners are - Andre Messika Diamonds, Ashwin Diamonds, C. Dinesh, Diarough, Finestar, H&A Cutting Works, Hope International, KGK, Moti Gantz Botswana, Rosy Blue, Schachter and Namdar Namibia (pty) Ltd., Shairu Gems, Star Rays, Venus Jewels. Sarine plans to add suppliers in the future after meeting stringent program criteria. Mr. David Block, CEO of Sarine Technologies, said: “With the launch of the Sarine Diamond Journey Official Partners program we expect to have tens of thousands of Journey-documented diamonds by year-end. With over 70 million diamonds being processed by Sarine's installed base of planning systems annually, we expect the program to grow significantly in the long term. The creation of a significant supply chain of Sarine Diamond Journey ready diamonds will enable retailers to utilize our reports as an integral part of the in-store or online sales experience.”