D. Diamante Ltd., along with the global diamond industry, has a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds. A conflict diamond, also called a “blood” or war diamond, refers to a diamond mined with a lack of regard for human rights or is used to finance illegal activities.
D. Diamante only purchases loose stones through the largest and most respected vendors that adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberly Process. The Kimberly Process tracks diamonds from mine to market and requires all US diamond retailers to buy diamonds from manufacturers who have documentation warranting that the merchandise was obtained through legitimate channels. 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. To that end, because of the reported human rights abuses in Zimbabwe’s Marange diamond district, D. Diamante will not purchase or offer diamonds from that area. As a responsible member of the diamond and jewelry industry, we are working with our suppliers to ensure our consumers receive only the finest goods procured from ethical sources.