Conflict-Free Engagement Rings
A conflict free engagement ring is crafted with only conflict free diamonds. Conflict free diamonds are those that are untainted by illegal purchases that finance civil unrest and rebel uprisings in war-torn countries. The guidelines for establishing a diamond as conflict free were adopted in 2000, when the United Nations instituted The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. This process asserts that diamonds must be purchased from a legitimate vendor who is unassociated with war or conflict. The Kimberley Process requires that all diamonds are certified by each person who handles them, from the mine they are found in to the store that eventually buys them.
Verify My Ring Is Conflict Free
It is important to keep in mind that certain countries have better reputations than others in exporting conflict free diamonds. Countries with excellent reputations for conflict free diamonds are Russia, Canada, Australia, Namibia and Botswana. Countries to avoid include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and the Ivory Coast. The website for The Kimberley Process contains an extensive list of those countries that comply with the process’ guidelines and is a valuable resource to use when shopping for conflict free diamonds.
All legitimate diamond sellers should be able to present a System of Warranties statement, guaranteeing that the history of the diamond is pure and conflict free. The history of a diamond is extensive and unique. The retailer who sells the diamond should have complete documentation of its history, including the mine and the country it originates from. At With Clarity, simply ask us and we will happily give you a record of your diamond’s history. We understand how important it is to know where your diamond comes from and we are well prepared for any questions you may have.
Why Purchase Conflict Free & Does It Cost More
Diamonds that are produced in countries that comply with international guidelines are extremely beneficial to the people who live there. The jobs and money that are brought in by legal diamond profits help to increase employment and fund education. The governments that enforce international diamond laws utilize the profits to improve the welfare of their country. By ensuring that the diamonds you buy are conflict free, you can assist in the eradication of illegal diamond trading and increase the health and prosperity of developing countries.
Conflict free diamonds are not more expensive than conflict diamonds. The making of conflict free diamonds is meant to improve the lives of those who live in the countries that produce them, not to charge more from the people who buy them. A conflict free diamond should not cost any more than a conflict diamond.
With Clarity's Stance on Conflict Free Rings
With Clarity is committed to going above and beyond the restrictions outlined by The Kimberley Process. In addition to the non-conflict policy enforced by the United Nations, With Clarity ensures that all our diamonds are free of inhumane labor practices, environmental abuses, and violence of any kind. If you have any questions about the history of our diamonds, please ask us right away. Diamonds sold by With Clarity are conflict free and suffering free, ensuring that the most important and notable event that your diamonds will experience is the moment you buy them. Learn more about With Clarity's non-conflict policy and how we thoroughly verify supplier compliance.
What are conflict-free diamonds?
Conflict-free diamonds are diamonds that are sourced and traded without funding violence against people. These diamonds are free of any connections to civil wars, human rights abuses, and other unethical practices that have been associated with the diamond industry in the past.
Where to buy conflict-free diamonds?
You can buy conflict-free diamonds from a reputable dealer highly committed to ethical mining practices, such as With Clarity. We sell only certified diamonds, so you can rest assured that you are buying the right diamond. In addition to the non-conflict policy enforced by the United Nations, With Clarity ensures that all our diamonds are free of inhumane labor practices, environmental abuses, and violence.
Are conflict-free diamonds real?
Yes, conflict-free diamonds are real diamonds. The term "conflict-free" refers to the origin and ethical implications of the diamond, not its physical properties or authenticity. Conflict-free diamonds are mined and traded without funding violence against people, and are subject to the same standards of quality and authenticity as any other diamonds.
Are all lab diamonds conflict free?
Yes, all lab diamonds are conflict free since they have not been mined from the Earth but have been 'grown' inside a laboratory. Since no mining is involved, the question of unethical mining does not arise. Lab-grown diamonds are physically, chemically, and optically the same as earth-mined diamonds, with the only difference being their origin.