Zadok Jewelers Policy on Conflict Diamonds
Zadok Jewelers is committed to the ongoing global efforts to stop the trade in conflict diamonds. In January 2003, governments, non-governmental organizations and the diamond industry created an intergovernmental agreement called the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme ("KPCS") to eradicate conflict diamonds from the world’s diamonds supply. Zadok Jewelers participates in a voluntary program of a self-regulation to complement the KPCS in cooperation with the leading organizations in the jewelry industry, including the World Diamond Council and Jewelers of America. Through these joint efforts and as announced by Kimberley Process authorities in 2004, well over 99% of the world’s diamond supply is certified to be from sources that are free from conflict. Zadok Jewelers continues to do its part to ensure the diamonds we sell are certified from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with the United Nations resolutions.
What is the Kimberley Process?
The information below about the Kimberley Process is from the WikiPedia page about it, for more information, visit the page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberley_Process_Certification_Scheme
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is the process designed to certify the origin of rough diamonds from sources which are free of conflict funded by diamond production.
KPCS was introduced by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/56 following recommendations in the Fowler Report. The process was established in 2003 to prevent diamond sales from financing rebellious movements. The certification scheme aims at preventing "blood diamonds" from entering the mainstream rough diamond market. It was set up to assure consumers that by purchasing diamonds they were not financing war and human rights abuses.