Conflict-free diamonds are stones which were not obtained due to human right violations, child labor, or environmental degradation. The term also rejects any diamonds which were sold to finance war or terror organizations. These kinds of stones are also known as Blood Diamonds. They typically originate in war ridden areas of Africa but end up all over the world due to illegal trade.
It is important to us to know where our diamonds are coming from and that they align with our principles. The guidelines that we choose to follow exceed government regulations so we only purchase diamonds from reputable members of the diamond exchange. We have binding contracts with our suppliers that guarantee conflict-free stones and the certification that comes with your ring will specify conflict-free origin.
In an effort to ensure Forever My Gem customers only support ethical mining practices we also strictly adhere to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). The KPCS Scheme was established to certify that the origin of diamonds circulating the market are conflict-free. Diamonds sold in the US must act in accordance with the Patriot Act which requires companies follow the KPCS Process.
As a consumer you may wonder if buying conflict-free diamonds really has an impact. Yes! Blood diamonds account for around 4% of stones being sold or traded. Now, these diamonds only make up 1% of the market. By purchasing with Forever My Gem, you are doing your part to prevent the spread of conflict diamonds.