Many people have heard about blood diamonds, brought to Western World’s attention by the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio that exposed the conflict that is behind many of the precious stones.
Viewers couldn’t help but to be horrified to learn how many of the worlds diamonds are sourced.
It sure does take the shine out of the diamond sparkle.
Fortunately there are now accords in place to limit such things.
In May 2000, South African diamond producing states met in Kimberly, South Africa, to discuss ways to ensure that diamond sales were not financing rebel movements which result in human rights violations.
Called the Kimberly Process [https://www.kimberleyprocess.com/en/about], it is open to all countries who can certify shipments of rough diamonds are conflict free.
Participants can only trade with other participants.
Village Jeweller only sources diamonds from countries that are part of the Kimberly Process, ensuring that customers receive guilt-free sparkle.
All diamonds sold from the Howick jewellery business are also GIA certified [http://www.gia.edu], which is a lab report on each diamond that has an impartial judgment of the characteristics and quality of any given diamond.
To ensure that only the best will do, Village Jeweller offers a diamond broker service, which ensures great savings to the client looking for a unique stone.
Pop in-store to talk with one of our experts, they’ll be happy to talk through the different processes and ensure the diamond you choose is the best possible, both in price and in ethics.