Responsible Mining

Tiffany & Co. is committed to obtaining precious metals and gemstones and crafting our jewelry in ways that are socially and environmentally responsible.

Diamond, gemstone and precious metal supply chains can be long, complex and often lacking in transparency. As a result, most jewelry purchasers, and many jewelry retailers, traditionally knew little about the origins of the precious materials contained in their jewelry. Today that is changing dramatically. The jewelry industry is committed to better understanding the social, economic and environmental impacts of the mining and processing of precious materials, as well as to working to better ensure that those activities are conducted responsibly.
Tiffany believes that traceability is key to ensuring that mines are operated in environmentally and socially responsible ways. We have established our own rigorous standards for responsible mining that guide our decisions about which mines we directly source from. To that end, we have direct sourcing relationships with mines around the world. In many cases the output of those mines is delivered straight to Tiffany’s own jewelry manufacturing and diamond cutting and polishing facilities.
Tiffany & Co. crafts the majority of its jewelry in its own workshops. These workshops are among the finest in the jewelry industry, meeting the highest standards for safety, cleanliness and a productive, welcoming environment. Further, our craftspeople are hired from the local communities and paid fair wages to better ensure that our manufacturing operations create a positive impact along the supply chain, all the way from the mine to our customers.

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