Conflict-Free Diamond Policy at Jewelry CentralWe have a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds, and all Jewelry Central diamonds are warrantied to be conflict free. We only work with the most highly reputable and well-established diamond manufacturers who strictly follow the guidelines of the Kimberley Process.
The Kimberley process began in May 2000, when several South African diamond-producing states met in Kimberley, South Africa to discuss ways to stop the conflict diamonds trade. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution in December 2000, which supported the creation of an international certification scheme to track the movement of rough diamonds. The creation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) in November 2002 resulted from negotiations between governments, the international diamond industry and civil society organizations. The KPCS document established the guidelines for controlling rough diamond production and trade. In 2003, participating countries began to implement its rules.
The Kimberley Process imposes strict requirements on its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as conflict-free. Participating states must put in place national legislation and institutions; export, import and internal controls; and also commit to transparency and the exchange of statistical information. Participants can only do business with other participants who meet the minimum requirements, and a Kimberley Process certificate must accompany all international shipments of rough diamonds.
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