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Conflict free diamonds

Diamonds that are sold to finance a war and create conflict against the legitimate governments are called blood or conflict diamonds. These conflicts also include inhumane practices such as torture and slavery to extract diamonds. Conflict-free diamonds, however, are those that are in no way related to the terror and malpractices by the opposite groups. These diamonds are ethically sourced and mined.

In response to this malpractice, the diamond industry along with the United Nations created the World Diamond Council which created the Kimberley process for the ethical sourcing of diamonds. It brought to attention the destructive effects of unethical sourcing of diamonds worldwide.

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was established in 2003 to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the diamond market. The Kimberley Process made it possible for the conflict-free solitaire diamonds to make up the majority of the diamond market and to be available to various designers for use.

Divine Solitaires along with the global diamond industry is intolerant towards conflict diamonds. In keeping with the Kimberley process which tracks diamonds from the mine to the market, Divine Solitaires purchases diamonds from the largest and the most respected suppliers. The business is strictly limited to those who adhere and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley process. All the Divine Solitaires diamonds are warranted to be conflict-free.