Thejewelstore.com Conflict-Free Diamond Policy
Thejewelstore.com does not sell, trade, or deal with diamonds used to fund conflict. We strictly adhere to all regulations and resolutions set up through the United Nations and the Kimberley Process. Our company strictly buys from reputable suppliers who have affirmed to us that they do not deal in conflict diamonds. In addition, these suppliers are obligated to provide thejewelstore.com with invoices declaring the following statement, thereby following the strict guidelines set forth by the Kimberley Process: System of Warranties:
"The diamonds herein invoiced have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds."
Only diamonds meeting the strict guidelines of the Kimberly Process and all UN Resolutions will be advertised for sale by thejewelstore.com. If one of our suppliers was ever found to be in violation of that process, we would immediately end our relationship with them. Thejewelstore.com maintains a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds and will continue to support and promote any process that works to uphold legitimacy in the diamond trade. For more information on the issue of diamond facts please visit www.diamondfacts.org.
Brief Overview of Conflict Diamonds
Diamonds illegally traded to fund conflict against legitimate and internationally recognized governments are known as “conflict diamonds.” The diamond industry, as well as various governments, became increasingly concerned about the grave human suffering being caused by these rebel organizations. The industry in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and non-governmental organizations recognized the clear moral obligation to act swiftly on this issue and have come together to form a united front in the campaign to stop the trade of conflict diamonds. Through measures such as the Kimberley Process, which tracks diamonds from where they are mined to the end market, we can now prevent the trade of illegal “conflict” diamonds.
About the Kimberley Process
The Kimberley Process is a process designed to certify the origin of diamonds from sources which are free of conflict. Introduced at the end of November 2002, the process has two important elements: the Kimberley Process Certification--an international system of certification of all import and export of rough diamonds, and the System of Warranties—which legally obligates members of the diamond industry to provide a written warranty on all invoices for rough diamonds, polished diamonds, and diamond jewelry stating that the diamonds are conflict-free. For further information on the benefits of the Kimberley Process please visit www.kimberleyprocess.com and the passage of this law by The White House.