18 governments have enshrined the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) into law. Today, 99,8% of the world’s diamonds come from conflict-free sources. However, as even a single conflict diamond is one too many, the international diamond industry continues to work with governments, NGOs and the UN to strengthen the Kimberley Process and its system of warranties.
The Kimberley Process (KP) is a commitment to remove conflict diamonds from the global supply chain. Today, 99,8% of the world’s diamonds come from conflict-free sources.
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.
The Kimberley Process (KP) is a binding agreement that imposes extensive requirements on every participant. The visible evidence of this commitment is The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) that both safeguards the shipment of ‘rough diamonds’ and certifies them as conflict free.
Under the terms of the KPCS participants must:
- Satisfy ‘minimum requirements’ and establish national legislation, institutions and import/export controls.
- Commit to transparent practices and to the exchange of critical statistical data.
- Trade only with fellow members who also satisfy the fundamentals of the agreement.
- Certify shipments as conflict-free and provide the supporting certification.
At Nature’s Shiny we care! From the people, from the environment, we care where the diamonds come from, so make sure every diamond we sell is a free conflict. We follow the Kimberly Process procedures and buy diamonds only from legal sources that are members of the Diamond Exchange.