The Seattle Diamonds Conflict-Free Diamond Policy
Seattle Diamonds, 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 Seattle Diamonds, we only purchase diamonds through respected suppliers who, like us, proudly adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley Process. If one of our suppliers was ever found to be in violation of that process, we would immediately sever that relationship. We will continue to support and promote any process that works to uphold legitimacy in the diamond trade.
Diamonds are mined throughout the world, including major mines in Australia, Africa, Russia, and Canada. Diamonds are a major source of good in many African nations, employing and providing healthcare to thousands.
About the Kimberly Process
Seattle Diamonds 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.
Seattle Diamonds Position on Responsible Mining
Seattle Diamonds observes the highest ethical standards. We insist our business partners do the same.