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"Conflict" or " Blood" Diamonds.

We would like you to give some thought to the origin of the diamonds in the ring or jewellery of your dreams.

Why?....

Because of "Conflict" and illicit diamonds.

In the past, diamonds have been a contributing factor to some very nasty wars in Africa, particularly in Sierras Leone. These diamonds became known as "Conflict" or "Blood" diamonds as they were used to fund the purchasing of arms. Due to concern within the diamond industry and civil society campaigning, the industry committed itself to wipe out the trade that amounted to 2-3% of diamonds traded in those years.

Illicit diamonds are diamonds that have been smuggled and therefore, no revenue or taxes have been paid to governments in some of the most deprived areas of the world.

The system adopted by the diamond industry, governments and non-governmental organisations and backed by the United Nations to counter these problems is called The Kimberley Process.

The Kimberley Process Certificate is a passport for rough (i.e. uncut) diamonds from the mines. It accompanies all official shipments of rough diamonds to and from participating countries.

To support this, the international diamond industry agreed to a voluntary system of warranties to ensure diamonds continued to be tracked right up to the point of sale.



 

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