Allurez fully supports the Kimberley Process and all other measures which seek to eliminate the trade of conflict diamonds. Each diamond is checked to make sure they are imported from a conflict-free zone.
At Allurez, we only purchase diamonds and gemstones from the largest and most reputable suppliers, who, like us, proudly support the Kimberly Process, and have the highest and most ethical standards.
Conflict diamonds, more popularly known as blood diamonds, are diamonds mined in war-torn countries which finance rebel movements and terrorist activity against UN-recognized governments. Two-thirds of the world’s diamonds are mined in African countries where these problems exist, making it difficult to differentiate between a blood diamond and conflict-free diamond.
The global diamond industry, including retailers such as Allurez, has taken drastic steps to put an end to the trade of conflict diamonds. These steps include adhering to the strict import policies and the support of the Kimberley Process, which ensures that diamonds are imported from conflict-free nations.
It is very important that the diamonds you purchase are conflict-free. Make sure you confirm from your jeweler that the diamonds you are purchasing from them are in fact conflict-free.
You can be sure that the diamonds you purchase from Allurez are conflict-free diamonds. Here are some facts regarding the measures taken to ensure that blood diamonds do not reach U.S. shores:
As you can see, by law, all jewelers, including Allurez, must abide by safe import polices and the requirements of the Kimberly Process (explained in further detail below). These laws have dramatically reduced the amount of blood diamonds being exported around the world.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was set up as a measure against the import of blood diamonds. KPCS was established in 2003, after being introduced by the United Nations General Assembly, was set up to make sure that diamonds were not being sold to finance violence by rebel groups and their allies. This system seeks to track diamonds from the moment they are mined, to the point they reach the global diamond market.
The members of the Kimberley Process agree only to trade amongst themselves. In addition, they inspect each other’s facilities, ensuring that the inspection process is unbiased.
The Kimberly Process has made a positive impact in the global diamond trade. Here are some quick facts regarding the benefits of KPCS.
Allurez has a zero tolerance policy towards blood diamonds. We will not import our diamonds from nations which use diamonds for financing wars or internal strife. This is the Allurez promise.