Conflict-Free Diamond Policy
By definition, conflict are “diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognised governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council.” Thanks to The Kimberley Process, the amount of conflict Diamonds on mainstream markets has decreased to only 1%, compared to 15% in the 1990s. As of 2013, there are 54 countries currently participating in the Kimberley Process, including major suppliers and importers such as South Africa, Canada, Russia, Botswana, the EU, India, Namibia, Israel, Congo, the United States of America, South Africa, China and Angola.
The Kimberley Process
Steven Stone goes beyond the Kimberley Process to guarantee it only trades with conflict free, ethically sourced diamonds. We have been using the most reputable diamond suppliers for decades and in collaboration with them, we ensure our diamonds are sourced under strict environmental standards and that the United Nations’ human rights regulations are followed rigorously. GIA certification is another pledge that our diamonds are ethically sourced, in accordance with all European and international laws and regulations. We are committed to continuously working to the highest ethical and industry standards.
A Note From Our Diamond Suppliers
“GIA is a supporter of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and our laboratories are also certified by the RJC as being in compliance with the organization’s Code of Practices, which addresses human rights, labor rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and other important issues in the jewellery supply chain.” – Stephen Morriseau, GIA Corporate Communications Director.
Every diamond we supply has been purchased from legitimate sources not involved with funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free based on personal knowledge and guarantee by the supplier of these diamonds.
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