WHAT IS A CONFLICT DIAMOND?
Conflict-free diamonds have become an increasingly important topic in the jewellery market. The term ‘conflict-free’ refers to diamonds that are sourced from legal, reputable sources, meaning that no one was forced to be part of the process or harmed in any way. As such, there is a growing demand for conflict-free diamonds in the jewellery sector.
Conflict free diamonds are mined through legitimate methods and trading practices, meaning that there is no exploitation of people or conflict involved in the process. It is also important to note that conflict free diamonds are not the same as ‘conflict diamonds’ – with the latter diamonds being mined illegally and traded in the black market, often fuelling conflict and human rights abuses in conflict-stricken areas.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE A CONFLICT FREE DIAMOND?
So why should people choose a conflict-free diamond instead? Firstly, it is an ethical choice – as conflict-free diamonds are sourced responsibly, there is less chance of having a negative impact
HOW DO I ENSURE I DON’T PURCHASE A BLOOD DIAMOND?
All the diamond companies we trade with are members of The Kimberley Process. This ensures that they buy diamonds from trusted ethical sources.