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Conflict Free Diamonds

ABOUT CONFLICT FREE DIAMONDS & KIMBERLY DIAMOND PROCESS


Since the origin of Javda Jewelry, we have been unilaterally against the importation of conflict diamonds. We do not sell Conflict Diamonds. Ever.

 

We never sell Conflict Diamonds

Javda Jewelry has proudly vowed to always follow a rigid policy that ensures the diamonds we purchase are mined and distributed under the highest ethical standards.

What are "Conflict Diamonds"?

Conflict Diamonds are diamonds that originate and are mined from areas controlled by forces at war, or otherwise in armed conflict with the region’s existing officially recognized government. The diamonds produced from these areas are used to illegally and often brutally fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the United Nations Security Council. Conflict Diamonds are also sometimes referred to as “Blood Diamonds.”

The Kimberley Process

In May 2000, Global participants came together in Kimberley, South Africa to create and implement standardization of certification among diamond exporting countries, thereby creating common language, transparency, auditing and monitoring of diamond exportation. Since the Kimberley Process has been put in place, the DTC reports that 99.8% of imported diamonds are certified conflict-free.

Clean Diamond Trade Act

In May 2000, the U.S. Government signed the Clean Diamond Trade Act, which enables the U.S. to implement the procedures developed by more than 50 countries to exclude rough conflict diamonds from international trade, while promoting legitimate trade.

The Clean Diamond Trade Act is aimed at protecting the legitimate diamond industry.

Certificate of Origin

A well structured Certificate of Origin regime has proven to be an effective means of ensuring that only “legitimate diamond”, that is, those only from conflict-free government controlled areas, reach the world market.


New legislation now levies significant sanctions against those who fail to comply, barring their access to the legitimate diamond market.