What is your policy on Conflict Diamonds?
In December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution supporting the creation of an international certification scheme for rough diamonds to ensure that diamond sales were not being used to finance violence by rebel movements. The resolution resulted in the creation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which sets out specific requirements for controlling rough diamond production and trade. The scheme imposes extensive rules and regulations on the importers of rough diamonds to certify that shipments come from legitimate sources and are “conflict-free”. Beladora operates in full compliance with these regulations by buying new stones exclusively from legitimate diamond dealers who themselves are in compliance with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. Antique and vintage jewels containing diamonds fabricated from material mined prior to January 1, 2003, will, to the very best of our ability, never be sold if we have any doubt whatsoever as to the inclusion of conflict diamonds in the design and manufacture.