Conflict diamonds are rough diamonds used by rebel movements or their allies to finance conflict aimed at undermining legitimate governments. 99.8% of all diamonds mined, manufactured and sold are conflict-free, but even one diamond supporting conflict is one too many.
The Kimberly process was instigated in 2003 to help combat the trade in conflict diamonds. Supported by the industry, mandated by the UN and internationally agreed upon by governments, it aims to protect consumer confidence. The Kimberly process ensures that rough diamonds are:
1. Exported and imported with government validated Kimberly process certificate stating the diamonds are conflict free.
2. Transported between signatory countries in a sealed and tamper-proof container.
3. Sold with statements from the seller (known as warranty) on all invoices guaranteeing that the diamonds sold are conflict free.

This same warranty or guarantee should also appear on the invoices of sellers of polished diamonds and diamond jewelry and be passed on each time the diamonds are sold. This process is known as the voluntary “system of warranties” every company trading in rough and polished diamonds is required to keep records of these warranties. The Kimberly Process is part of the industry’s best practice requirements and has already had a significant effect in reducing the trade in conflict diamonds from 4% to less than 0.2%.

As a partner of DTC sight holders, we are committed to giving you the confidence that every diamond we sell is backed with the highest possible integrity. DTC sight holders are contractually obliged to commit to the DTC diamond best practices principles which ensure that they observe the highest professional and ethical standards in respect of business, social and environmental practices. Boston Ring and Gem believes it is completely unacceptable to tolerate conflict diamonds and or human suffering in any way and we fully support the Kimberly process; this is our commitment to you.



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