We Put An Ethical, Conflict-free Diamond On It
While many diamond and jewellery lovers were flocking to Singapore for the 2014 Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair, it’s a reminder to always ask where your diamonds come from, even if you’re buying during a public event.
Every piece of diamond jewellery https://www.michaelarthur.com.au/engagementrings/ we produce at Michael Arthur Diamonds is certified and conflict-free. This means we purchase them from clean, legitimate sources we know and trust and who operate under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and the System of Warranties.
This is serious behind-the-scenes business to ensure all diamonds Michael Arthur Diamonds provides you with are purchased under the highest ethical standards.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme
This international scheme was established and implemented by the United Nations in 2003 as an effort to eliminate the trade of conflict diamonds (also known as ‘blood’diamonds):
“…rough diamonds used by rebel movements or their allies to finance armed conflicts aimed at undermining legitimate governments.”–United Nations
- It outlines the regulations and all requirements that help prevent all sorts of illegal diamond trading.
- It guarantees that any imported diamonds come with government-validated Kimberley Process certificates stating the diamonds are conflict-free.
- It confirms all diamonds have been transported from the source in sealed containers that are tamper resistant.
The Kimberley Process members account for approximately 99% of the global production of rough diamonds.
The System of Warranties
The System of Warranties is the diamond industry’s process to further guarantee that any diamonds that make their way to individual jewellers are conflict-free. When diamonds are imported into a country and are ready for trade are certified by companies such as GIA, HRD or DCLA who can guarantee that the stones are conflict free. Diamond dealers can provide warranty statements guaranteeing the loose diamonds, or the complete diamond jewellery, came from a legitimate source and are conflict-free.
In fact, all diamond traders and diamond manufacturer must keep copies of their invoices for the annual audits.
How I Guarantee Your Diamonds Are Conflict-free
When you’re buying diamonds from a jeweller, even one who claims they are reputable and professional, you have every right to ask about the certification of the diamond. If they make an excuse, can’t confirm that is has one or it doesn’t need a certificate, don’t buy their diamonds! A “take our word”just isn’t good enough.
If they mention “conflict-free”as one reason for their high prices, run for the door! Price isn’t linked to conflict-free. It means the jeweller is a responsible, ethical diamond seller.
When you come to Michael Arthur Diamonds, you can ask me anything you want about my diamonds and diamond jewellery. I’m all about transparency and I won’t avoid your questions. I’ll gladly produce diamond certificates.
I only deal with well-known grading and certified diamond laboratories such as Gemological Institute of America, Hoge Raad Voor Diamant; Diamond High Council, International Gemological Institute and the Diamond Certification Laboratory of Australia. Click here to view diamond rings designed with diamonds they have supplied.http://mickthejeweller.com.au/engagement-wedding-rings-sydney/
If you have any questions regarding the origin of a diamond you bought or plan to buy fromMichael Arthur Diamonds, call me on 02 9798 3232 today to arrange an free no-obligation appointment.
For more information check out – http://www.kimberleyprocess.com/