Certified Canadian diamonds are accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Government of the North West Territories (GNWT) guaranteeing its Canadian origin.
A government seal with the GNWT's official polar bear insignia adorns the certificate. The certificate states that the accompanying diamond has met the high standards outlined by the GNWT Certification Program including a Gemprint image of the diamond. A Gemprint image is the world's most sophisticated, non-invasive diamond identification system which uses a computer to scan an image, or "fingerprint" of the diamond. Each diamond has its own distinctive characteristics. This provides yet another level of authenticity that the diamond is truly Canadian.
"This certification system guaranteeing the origin of NWT diamonds is on the leading edge of the diamond industry. No other region in the world is putting such a program in place."
Hon. Joseph Handley,
Minister of Resources,
Wildlife and Economic
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