Everything You Need to Know

At Bentley De Lisle, we understand that the beauty of a gemstone is not just in its appearance but also in its origin. Our commitment to ethical sourcing ensures that every sapphire in our collection is mined and cut with the utmost respect for the environment and the people involved in its production.

We believe in transparency, sustainability, and responsible practices, providing our customers with jewellery that they can wear with pride, knowing it was sourced ethically.

Can Sapphires Be Ethically Sourced?

Yes, sapphires can be ethically sourced. Ethical sourcing involves ensuring that the mining and production of sapphires do not negatively impact the environment or exploit workers. This means following fair trade practices, responsible mining, and ensuring that the gemstones are conflict-free.

It is our absolute priority to support ethical practices, which is why we only deal with our long term sapphire suppliers both in Australia and overseas. As we are unable to attend mining sites, we rely on our tight relationships, which we have been building for many years, to ensure transparancy.  

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Are Australian Sapphires Ethical?

Australian sapphires are considered ethical due to our stringent mining regulations and environmental standards. The mines in Australia adhere to strict guidelines that ensure minimal environmental impact and fair treatment of workers.

What is the Most Ethical Gemstone?

Sapphires are among the most ethical gemstones due to the availability of ethically sourced options, particularly from countries with strict mining regulations like Australia and Sri Lanka.

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How to Tell if a Sapphire is Good Quality?

Good quality sapphires have excellent clarity with minimal inclusions, and a well-proportioned cut that enhances the stone’s natural beauty. The stone should sparkle and have even colour with some exceptions like parti sapphires, which are adorn for their colour variations.
Independent certifications from gemological labs (not in-house jeweller certification) can also attest to a sapphire’s quality.


Which Country Has the Best Sapphire in the World?

Sri Lanka is renowned for producing some of the finest sapphires in the world, known for their exceptional quality and variety of colours. Madagascar and Australia are in close second place, followed by Nigeria in our opinion.

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How Do You Find Ethically Sourced Gemstones?


Research the supplier / jeweller
To find ethically sourced gemstones, look for reputable jewellers who specialize in sapphires, who support responsible mining practices and are transparent about their supply chains.

Look for certification / transparency
When our clients come to us to purchase a sapphire ring, our knowledgeable team will share all information known about the stone.
All overseas sapphires come with independent laboratory certificate (not our own certificate) to insure transparency. We also have a knowledge about origin of our sapphires thanks to our tight relationships with our suppliers.

Purchase from reputable jewellers
Choosing to buy from reputable jewellers who are committed to ethical sourcing is crucial. Bentley De Lisle is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of ethical practices in the jewellery industry. By purchasing from us, you can be confident that you are supporting ethical sourcing and contributing to a positive impact on both the environment and the people involved in gemstone mining.

Explore our collection of exquisite sapphire rings to find stunning pieces that you can wear with pride, knowing they were sourced responsibly.