What Are "Conflict Diamonds" or "Blood Diamonds"?
What is the "Kimberly Process"?
Conflict Diamonds’ flow has invented primarily from Sierra Leone, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, and Ivory Coast. The United Nations and other groups are operating to block conflict diamonds into the worldwide diamond trade.
Their strategy has been to develop a government certification process known as the “Kimberly Process.” This process requires each country to certify that all rough diamond exports are made through fair mining and deals activity.
All rough diamonds exported from these countries are to be accompanied by certificates. These certificates state that the diamonds were made, sold, and shipped via legitimate media.
The certification method accounts for all rough diamonds, via every step of their movement, from mine to retail sale. Retail consumers buying a cut diamond are motivated to insist upon a sales receipt that documents that their diamond developed from a conflict-free source.