Ethical diamonds are those that have been sourced adhering to the Kimberley Process. This means that the diamond’s origin or source is known and certified.
The Kimberley Process is a United Nations-led response to conflict diamonds or “blood diamonds” – those that have been mined and traded through illegal means to finance violence and wars.
In 2003, a united approach to reduce illicit trade in diamonds saw the introduction of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. Rough diamond traders are required to certify the origin and source of their product. This certification scheme ensures the legitimate trade of diamonds, and has been successful in the reduction of privately funded civil wars and the loss of lives in regions such as the Congo and Sierra Leone.
Kalfin Jewellery exclusively sources, imports and utilises loose diamonds and coloured gemstones that have been ethically and sustainably processed.
Since the Hollywood movie ‘Blood Diamond’, there has been a greater awareness of the ethical mining of diamonds. The funding of warlords and the loss of innocent lives through the trade of illicit diamonds has been condemned by better informed consumers.
The support of the jewellery industry and the Kimberley Process initiative of the United Nations has reduced the use of conflict diamonds to less than 1%. The ability to trace, monitor and certify the legitimate origin of rough diamonds ensures both ethical and sustainable sourcing.
Diamond mining provides a vast source of foreign capital to a number of developing countries. The creation of jobs, tax revenues, infrastructure and social development is a direct benefit of an ethical system that creates opportunities both now and for future generations.
Kalfin Jewellery is proud to support the Kimberley Process and the positive benefit it creates for the greater diamond industry.
We welcome you to arrange an obligation-free consultation at our Collins Street boutique in the Melbourne CBD to explore your choices. Our tutorial with real conflict-free loose diamonds and coloured gemstones will ensure you make an informed decision that is tailored to your specific needs. Dealing direct with the designer also ensures great value for money and guarantees your satisfaction.