JewelryNest really cares where our diamonds and gems come from. As part of the pride of our moral value in serving our customers superb jewelry quality since 1983, Jewelry has a zero-tolerance policy towards blood diamonds, aka conflict diamonds. Our ethically sourced diamond and gemstone collection is curated through the strict internal policies and the Kimberley Process's external measures. The Kimberley Process tracks diamonds from mine to market in partnership with retailers and companies like jewelrynest.com as experts in NYC's diamond district. The entire JewelryNest support team is committed to all processes that uphold legitimacy in the diamond trade. We hold this promise to our customers and the jewelry industry with very restricted policies.
WHAT ARE “BLOOD DIAMONDS,” AKA BLOOD DIAMONDS?
Because of civil unrest in African regions in the 1990s, rebel armies were exploited diamond mines and fields to fund their wars against established governments, putting people and the environment in the middle of their conflicts. The workers in these areas were often very young. They became subject to inconceivable working conditions, with some losing their lives or limbs as part of the terrible working conditions and treatment. The term blood diamond began to describe these types of gems to highlight the ultimate sacrifice these innocent people had to endure.
KIMBERLEY COMPLIANT AND AMERICA'S PATRIOT ACT
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was founded to certify the origin of rough diamonds from sources known to be conflict-free. First adopted by southern African diamond producing countries in 2000, the United Nations later adopted the established guidelines for the KPCS. The process includes tracking diamonds from their place of origin to delivery. Polished diamonds sold in the US must adhere to the Patriot Act, which requires that every US dealer maintains Kimberley`s
compliance or be subject to penalties from Homeland Security, the US Justice Department, and the US Treasury. It is a requirement by law and a necessity for our moral standards.
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