Ethical Diamonds - The Kimberley Process eradicating the trade in blood diamonds

Ethical  Diamonds – the Kimberley Process
The goal of preventing the trade in Conflict Diamonds

The Kimberley Process (KP) is a multilateral trade regime established in 2003 with the goal of preventing the flow of conflict diamonds.  Today, participants actively prevent 99.8% of the worldwide trade.

Uniting governments, civil society and the wider industry, the Kimberley Process (KP) defines conflict diamonds as: ‘rough diamonds used to finance wars against governments’ around the world.

82 governments have enshrined the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) into law the core of this regime under which States implement safeguards on shipments of rough diamonds and certify them as “conflict free".

Today, 99.8% of the world’s rough diamonds come from conflict-free sources. Diamonds purchased and sold by Catherine Jones of Cambridge are all covered by the KPCS.

Diamonds set in jewellery made by Catherine Jones of Cambridge are 100% authentic, untreated, clear or natural coloured diamonds of a consistently high quality and value.

Individual diamonds of approximately 0.25ct in weight and above may have a diamond report from one of the following independent laboratories: GIA, EGL, AGS, HRD or IGI.

A diamond report is a stone’s ‘identity card’: a description of a specific, individual diamond giving details of its colour, clarity, carat weight, type of cut and the quality of polish of the stone. Diamond reports can also record the specific measurements of the stone. The diamond report relating a stone in a piece of jewellery that has been purchased will be given to the customer at the point of sale and its number will be included in the receipt.