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Conflict-Free Diamonds :
Diamonds on Web, Inc. ensures that every diamond that enters our inventory is obtained legitimately. We, at Diamonds on Web fully support The United Nations Council in cooperation with the World Diamond Council in their efforts to eliminate the traffic of conflict diamonds.

As we are all aware, there has been some media coverage on "conflict diamonds" pending a movie release starring Leonardo DiCaprio called The Blood Diamond. This page will provide you, the consumer, with information that will adequately guide you through your purchase. Our Diamonds on Web specialists are knowledgeable and will make you feel comfortable and at ease with your decision.

A diamond mined in war ridden territory, and/or one sold to finance organizations opposed to legitimate governments is considered a conflict diamond (may also be known as a blood diamond or war diamond).

In the late 1990's, it was made apparent to the world that rebel movements in Africa has sparked the sales of diamonds illegally traded to fund conflict against legitimate governments well recognized around the world. Aware of this inhumane dilemma, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses created the World Diamond Council to address this matter. The World Diamond Council in partnership with the United Nations and other such interest groups introduced a system to authenticate and certify the source of uncut/rough diamonds to prevent any trade of conflict diamonds. This system is known as the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) which came into operation on January 1, 2003.

Even though conflict diamonds represent a small portion of the world's trade (less than 4%), the diamond industry recognizes this as a moral issue of human atrocities that can be eliminated.

There has been extremely hars and strict guidelines to ensure that conflict diamonds do not become a part of this long respected and growing diamond industry. Thanks to the efforts of all involved parties, the Kimberley Process implemented to eradicate conflict diamonds has proven successful. over 99% of the world's diamond supply is certified to originate from conflict free territory.

If you have more questions or concerns, please feel free to contact a Diamonds on Web representative and we will be happy to assist you in all your diamond needs. Why else are we called the Diamond Buyer's Best Friend?

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-888-968-8810, to speak with a DoW service representative.