Respecting people, communities, and the environment
At Kwiat, we respect people—not just our customers, but also our employees, community, and those who source our materials and make our jewelry. To ensure a clean supply chain that observes responsible sourcing practices and respects human rights across every step of production, we only work with vendors whose ethical commitments align with our own.
Kwiat directly manages all elements of our creation process, from sourcing to production to quality control. We craft the majority of our jewelry in our workshop in Midtown Manhattan where we can personally be involved with design and manufacture across every step of the process, from CAD design, to mold making, to diamond and gemstone setting. Several craftspeople on our skilled team have worked with us for more than 15 years.
We also produce select styles in workshops around the world, where we’ve trained and partnered with individual jewelers for 15 to 30 years to ensure they understand our aesthetic and commitment to quality at every step. From Bangkok to Hong Kong to Mumbai to Idar-Oberstein, each facility is carefully vetted for business practices, including working conditions and materials sourcing, and we’ve deemed them to have standards and quality controls equal to those of our New York City workshop.
At Kwiat, we are committed to using only the best quality, most responsibly sourced natural diamonds. All our diamonds come from countries and vendors that are in compliance with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, the 2003 United Nations resolution that instituted an international system of verification and certification to exclude from the global supply chain any diamonds that might have been used to fund rebel movements and their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments.
Kwiat seeks out the purest, most deeply colored emeralds on Earth, sustainably and ethically sourced from the Muzo and Chivor mines in Colombia, where requirements for healthy working conditions and fair pay are enforced. Our exclusive emerald supplier is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council and only works with other vendors who are RJC members. RJC is the world’s leading standard-setting organization for the jewelry industry, whose members are helping to transform supply chains to be more responsible and sustainable.
Kwiat sources our jewelry packaging from vendors who use Forest Stewardship Council® certified paper. The Council works to promote sustainable forestry using a system of inspecting and tracking timber and pulp to ensure it is being sourced in an eco-friendly manner.