Ask The Jewelry Expert... What are "Conflict or "Blood" Diamonds?
"Conflict Diamonds are diamonds illegally traded to fund conflict in war-torn areas, particularly in central and western Africa. The United Nations (UN) defines conflict diamonds as '...diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council." These diamonds are sometimes referred to as "blood diamonds'." - Reprinted from DiamondFacts.Org
The Kimberly Process We are committed to selling Conflict Free diamonds ethically and with integrity, giving you confidence in the diamonds you purchase. We believe it is completely unacceptable to tolerate conflict diamonds and/or human suffering in any way and we fully support the Kimberley process. We offer this commitment to you: All polished diamonds sold by JWestDesigns.com comply with the Kimberly Process.
We ensure that our diamonds are:
Exported and imported with a government validated Kimberly Process certificate stating the diamonds are conflict-free.
Transported between signatory countries in a sealed and tamper-proof container.
Sold with a statement from the seller on all invoices guaranteeing that the diamonds being sold are conflict-free.