Sorting & Selling

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. produces rough diamonds at the Ekati Diamond Mine.

After the rough diamonds are sorted and valued , Arctic sells them directly to manufacturers for cutting and polishing through its sales offices in Antwerp, Belgium.

The Company maximizes the value of the run-of-mine rough diamonds it produces at Ekati through sorting techniques that accurately assess each stone’s quality – and therefore its value – among thousands of seemingly near-identical stones. Accurate assessment of a stone’s characteristics is the first step in maximizing its value.

Sorting for Value

Each diamond is unique, an individual mineral specimen. Once cleaned and sorted by carat weight, each stone is individually inspected and assessed by the Company’s diamond sorting staff using traditional hand-held and head-mounted loupes together with modern technology where appropriate. Individual stones are assessed on the basis of shape, clarity and color using standardized methodologies and reference to benchmark samples for consistency over time.
The Company currently sorts rough diamonds into approximately 10,000 different categories or price points. At this stage, the diamonds are combined into custom parcels based on each customer’s needs.

Customer-Focused Selling Strategy

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd.’s diamond market experts sell rough diamonds directly to manufacturers (who cut and polish diamonds), tailoring parcels to the customer’s needs. This minimizes the variation of stones in each parcel and generates a premium for the Company over prices charged by suppliers offering more variable parcels.

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Canadamark™ Approved Manufacturers

Corona Jewellery Company Ltd.
Finestar Jewellery & Diamonds Pvt. Ltd.
Kapu Gems

Mahendra Brothers Exports Pvt. Ltd.
Shree Ram Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd.
Simoni Gems BVBA
Singh Diamonds

Soradiam NV
Star Rays
Venus Jewel

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. Clients

Asian Star Company Ltd.
Diajewel NV
Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd.
Kiran Exports BVBA
Komal Gems BVBA

Laurelton Diamonds Belgium BVBA.
Narola Gems
Pratham International DMCC
Ratnakala Exports Pvt. Ltd.
Red Exim

Rosy Blue NV
S.V. Gems NV
Sunnex BVBA
Vishindas Holaram

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. does not sell rough or polished stones on the internet or through any social media channels. For any questions regarding the purchase of rough or polished stones, please contact us using the Purchase Inquiry Form.