The Kimberly Process – created in 2003 – is a voluntary, self-regulated system that established standards for certifying diamonds. A diamond with a Kimberly certificate guarantees that sales of that diamond did not go to finance a civil war.
You can also feel good in knowing that 100% of Whiteflash’s Dreams of Africa collection profits go to communities impacted by the jewelry trade (WCCCI).
Some initial questions to ask a jeweler regarding conflict diamonds are:
- What are your companies conflict diamond policies?
- What is your companies definition of conflict free jewelry?
- Can you provide official certification from an established grading lab?
- Where do you source your diamonds from?