At London Gold, we source our diamonds direct from the world’s best, most-respected diamond suppliers. We make every effort, as do our suppliers, to ensure that we do not knowingly purchase or sell any conflict diamonds. We buy only from suppliers who warrant that their diamonds are from sources free from conflict. We are committed to the highest standards on behalf of our customers.
At London Gold, we comply with the Kimberley Process. In 2000, the world adopted the Kimberley Process, a UN-Mandated process that assures customers that 99% of diamonds are sourced free of conflict. If you would like more information, please consult the following site: www.diamondfacts.org.
What are conflict diamonds?
Conflict diamonds, sometimes called blood diamonds, are diamonds that are sold to fund the unlawful and illegal operations of rebel, military and terrorist groups.
What areas of the world are affected by conflict diamonds?
Countries that have been most affected by conflict diamonds are Sierra Leone, Angola, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo..
What has the diamond industry done about conflict diamonds?
In 2000, South African countries with a legitimate diamond trade began a campaign to track the origins of all rough diamonds, attempting to put a stop to blood diamond sales from known conflict areas. Their efforts eventually resulted in The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), an international effort to rid the world of conflict diamonds.
What is the Kimberley Process?
The Kimberley Process is a UN mandated international certification scheme aimed to prevent the trade of conflict diamonds while helping to protect the legitimate trade of rough diamonds.
The goals of the Kimberley Process are to document and track all rough diamonds entering a participating country, with shippers placing stones in tamper-proof shipping crates and providing enough detailed information about their origins to prove they did not originate in a conflict zone.
The KPCS isn't fully operational among its members -- probably normal for an agreement that involves the cooperation of dozens of governments and non-governmental agencies. Many countries haven't even committed to the program.
The goals of the KPCS will take time to achieve, but what's already been accomplished is significant.
At London Gold, we proudly comply with the Kimberley Process.
What is London Gold’s position on conflict diamonds?
At London Gold, we source our diamonds direct from the world’s best, most respected diamond suppliers.
We make every effort, as do our suppliers, to ensure that we do not purchase or sell any conflict diamonds. We buy from suppliers who warrant that their diamonds are from sources free from conflict. We are committed to the highest standards on behalf of our customers.