Celebrating Canada, Diamonds, and the Wild North Collection
Proudly Canadian, Proudly Ecksand
With Canada Day around the corner we at Ecksand are proud to showcase our Canadian roots. Let us all take a moment to commemorate this federal holiday by remembering values that our country, and that our team at Ecksand, both hold near and dear; respect, fairness, and equality. Let us all be thankful for the wonderful country we can all call home.
At Ecksand, our mission is to handcraft beautiful jewels with ethical diamonds and gemstones in our Montreal atelier. Our team is as passionate about doing the right thing as we are about bringing you incredible quality. We aim to make the world a better place by supporting honest, ethical, and environmentally responsible business practices.
Our commitment to traceable gems ensures that all our diamonds and precious gems come from conflict-free mines. Meanwhile our use of 100% recycled gold reduces our overall environmental impact. Finally, our use of only natural, untreated gems ensures that our customers receive only the finest quality jewellery.
Where It All Began
It all began ten years ago when Ecksand’s creative director, Erica Bianchini, witnessed an industry saturated with patriarchal monotony, outdated style, and uneducated retailers. To the trained eye, all styles seemed commercial, and antiquated jewellers were unable to explain where their stones came from, or how a jewel was assembled. The creation of Ecksand was a response to this irrepressible frustration regarding traditional jewellers’ inability to account for the basic details of their pieces. Erica believed that clients deserved to fully understand the jewellery they decided to bring home and exactly where it came from, something that she, as a client, had felt was not the case. In addition to this, her goal was always to ensure that all products were ethically handcrafted in Canada.
Canada : One of the world's largest diamond suppliers
Diamond mining is profitable for the Canadian economy. It creates jobs in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Ontario, and Quebec. Canada has become one the world’s third largest suppliers of diamonds behind Botswana and Russia. Canada enforces strict labor and environmental standards in all diamond mining operations. This ensures ethical and environmentally responsible diamonds. Situated in Montreal, Canada these ethical diamonds are used in Ecksand's atelier make jewels that goes beyond the ordinary, creating timeless works of art.
WILD NORTH COLLECTION
Ecksand's Canadian pride has transpired into a collection inspired by Canada’s wild beauty. The Wild North collection features jewels that embrace the natural elements of our diverse and enchanting environment. The primary inspiration for this collection was the mountainous terrain, vivid northern lights, and glistening icebergs. The Wild North collection is brought to life with diamonds and aquamarine gemstones.
If you're looking for a way to celebrate this amazing country, reach out and support local brands and businesses.
Happy Canada Day to all fellow Canadians!