We Only Sell Conflict Free Diamonds
Engagement Rings of London only sell
conflict free diamonds. As members of both the
Diamond Bourse and the British Jewellers' Association, we follow a strict code of
We require written warranties from all
our diamond suppliers stating that the diamonds have been
purchased from legitimate sources and have not been involved in the funding
Furthermore, we only trade with diamond suppliers who belong to the World
Federation of Diamond Bourses. The World Federation of Diamond Bourses, which includes The London Diamond Bourse,
helps to implement the Kimberly Process to ensure that conflict diamonds
do not enter the legitimate diamond market.
Our invoices for diamond jewellery
carry the following guarantee:
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
What are Conflict Diamonds?
Conflict diamonds are diamonds illegally
traded to fund conflict in war-torn areas. The United Nations 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
What is being done?
World Diamond Council
Amid growing concern over human rights
violations and atrocities committed against innocent victims in diamond
producing countries, the World Federation of
Diamond Bourses and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association
passed a resolution at their Antwerp meeting in July 2000, creating the
World Diamond Council.
The resolution called for the newly
formed WDC to include representation from the diamond industry itself
and also from among countries where diamonds play a major economic role
and from the international banking sector. The ultimate mandate for the
World Diamond Council is the development, implementation and oversight
of a tracking system for the export and import of rough diamonds to
prevent the exploitation of diamonds for illicit purposes such as war
and inhumane acts. Human rights activists refer to diamonds exploited in
this way as blood diamonds or conflict diamonds.
Under the Kimberley Process, diamond
shipments can only be exported and imported within co-participant
countries in the Kimberley Process. Trade between participants and
non-participants is not allowed. Only certified shipments of rough
diamonds are permitted to enter or leave a participant's country.
Diamonds are monitored from mining
through to retail in order to prevent diamonds from areas of conflict
entering into the legitimate diamond supply chain. These monitoring
processes are called the Kimberley Process.