Conflict Free Diamonds
These Diamonds have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these Diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these Diamonds.
(The above is what is written on every Diamond Company’s Memo/Invoice)
Smart Carat, along with the global diamond industry, has a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds. Through measures such as the Kimberley Process, which tracks diamonds from mine to market, the industry in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and non-governmental organizations, polices diamond exports to prevent the trade of illegal diamonds.
At Smart Carat, we only work with the largest and most respected suppliers who, like us, proudly adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley Process. All Smart Carat diamonds are warranted to be conflict free. We will continue to support and promote any process that works to uphold legitimacy in the diamond trade.
About the Kimberley Process
Smart Carat supports the Kimberley process, which is an International process to track and certify diamonds. In April 2003, congress and President Bush passed a law adopting the Kimberley Process that requires all US diamond retailers to buy diamonds from manufacturers who have documentation warranting that the merchandise was obtained through legitimate channels. Today, the US Customs Service actively enforces the Kimberley Process requirements as diamonds enter American ports.