The diamond industry is committed to ethics

Kimberly Process ethical diamonds

Ethical Issues in Diamond Mining

For many years, the diamond industry has faced accusations of human rights abuses and environmental damage linked to diamond mining. Diamond mines can cause considerable harm to local communities and the environment, and there have been cases of human rights abuses at some diamond mines. Consumers are increasingly concerned about the ethics of the diamonds they buy, and they want to be sure that the diamonds they buy have not been mined inhumanely or unethically.


Initiatives for a more ethical diamond industry

To address consumer concerns, the diamond industry has committed to adopting more ethical practices. There have been initiatives to certify diamonds in a way that ensures they have been mined responsibly and ethically. The best known certification programs are the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) and the Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct. These programs certify that the diamonds have been mined responsibly and that they do not fund armed conflict.


The importance of transparency for consumers

Despite initiatives for a more ethical diamond industry, it is important that consumers are able to make informed ethical choices when purchasing diamonds. Transparency is essential so that consumers can know where the diamonds they buy come from and how they were mined. Jewelers and jewelers can help consumers make ethical choices by providing information about the origin and certification of the diamonds they sell. It is also important to ensure that existing certification programs are effective and transparent, to ensure that consumers can trust certifications.


i-diamonds: supply in accordance with the Kimberley process

We offer our customers on only diamonds under our quality and origin control. We only source from legitimate sources and in accordance with the Kimberley Process and United Nations resolutions. It is indeed inconceivable for us to qualify as beautiful a diamond that does not meet the criteria of ethics. On each sales invoice sent to our customers is the following statement: "The diamonds on this invoice come from legitimate sources in compliance with United Nations resolutions and the Kimberley Process".