Conscious & Responsible LuxuryCamille Louise Jewellery
© Sapphirus Lanka Ltd
Our coloured gemstones:
We are proudly sourcing our coloured stones (mainly sapphires) from our official gemstone partner Sapphirus Lanka Ltd.
Sapphirus Lanka is one of the world’s leading sapphire companies from Ratnapura – the city of gems – and the hub of Sri Lanka’s gem industry.
Together with their invaluable experience in the world of gemstones, spanning 35 years, we aim to deliver the highest quality precision of sapphires in our jewellery creations. We contribute to promote Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage and preserve the traditional crafts of cutting sapphires by hand – a technique that dates back 3000 years to Ceylon traditions.
The factory employs more than 120 people and follows a vertical integration, as the gemstones are manufactured and cut in house. The manufacturer implements responsible business practices in a transparent and accountable manner, throughout the daily running of their business and operations. By supporting local craftswomen and men, they follow a complete ethical process from start to finish.
The brand’s sapphires are graded for clarity as per the diamond industry parameter and we use the grading of EC (eye clean) & VVS (very very slightly included).
Sapphires from Madagascar cut by Sapphirus Lanka Ltd - ©Sapphirus Lanka Ltd
Mine to Market (near Ratnapura, Sri-Lanka) - ©Sapphirus Lanka Ltd
There is a variety of locations and techniques used for mining in Sri Lanka; the similarities between the different methods is that they are all small scale, non mechanised and the practice has been passed down from previous generations.
Different types of rough and unheated fancy sapphires ©Sapphirus Lanka Ltd
Preforming & Calibrating of gradient blue rough sapphires, highlighting that each and every production process is done by hand. - ©Sapphirus Lanka Ltd
A blue sapphire being calibrated - ©Sapphirus Lanka Ltd
To be cut to an exact millimetre size with strict tolerances and quality standards to ensure all gemstones are proportional and have consistent dimensions.
A close up of a rough sorting while inspecting different quality criteria - ©Sapphirus Lanka Ltd
All of our diamonds are sourced from Alrosa and Sightholder (De Beers Group) according to the highest ethical standards and certified with the Kimberly process. We only use diamonds which are graded in color G and VVS (very, very slightly included).
Our gold and production & craftsmanship:
Camille Louise’s jewellery pieces are handmade from ethical 18K gold in their ateliers in Europe and Switzerland. The ethically sourced materials and the people behind the creation of the pieces are key components for the brand. It may take from a few weeks to several months to manufacture one jewellery piece.
Our team and our ethics:
We have poured our passion for aesthetics, quality, craftsmanship, and handmade work into each of our jewellery pieces. We have a highly qualified team, with each person working in their area of expertise and most importantly are passionate about what they do.
With this mindset, it was natural for Camille Louise’s mother-daughter founders to implement these practices in their work environment and to commit to sustainability practices.