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Buy Conflict Free Diamond Wedding Rings

Jan 19th 2015 at 10:37 PM

A recent article about Foreign Policy states that the odds of a conflict stone occurring in the market today are a troubling one in four. Even more worrying is that it has become nearly impossible to distinguish between the clean and the dirty. The mix and match style of sourcing diamonds is largely to blame for conflict diamonds, but there are ways by which you can lessen the chances of acquiring blood diamond and make sure you are buying conflict-free jewels. Here are some useful guidelines you can use:

  • Back in 2002, UN adopted a system of rules and regulations to end the practice of trading diamonds using dubious means. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme outlines the requirements and regulations that countries participating in the diamond trade must follow to make certain that each piece of diamond is mined, shipped, and processed in a humane and legitimate way. Diamonds that are able to comply with these requirements are shipped and delivered with a Kimberley Process Certificate. If your jeweller or diamond supplier can't present you this certificate, this should be reason enough to question the stone's origin. Any reputable and well-established jeweller will be able to understand the facts about the diamonds they are selling, from their history to the entire process of creating the final product. They should be able to guarantee that the diamond you are buying is indeed conflict-free. To know whether or not your jeweller is telling the truth, know what a System of Warranties statement looks like and ask to see your diamond's warranty statement.
  • Shopping smart is practically the only thing you should remember when buying diamonds, especially when doing so online. Opt to shop only at trusted and reliable retailers that ensure the quality of their sources, especially when their products come from all over the world. Find a company that deals exclusively with manufacturers and suppliers that use environmentally sound and conflict-free processes to bring you the beautiful jewels you desire.
  • Many people believe that Canada is the sole producer of conflict-free diamonds. However, there are many other producers that do offer conflict-free diamonds, like Russia and Australia. Even African countries, where blood diamond products are said to be rampant do produce conflict-free diamonds. The main thing you should remember is to look for proper documentation from the mine to your jeweller.

About the Author:-

This article was written by Roger Cadelena, the founder of Ziba &Co. They are an online retailer of certified loose diamonds and fine jewelleries at a very competitive price. They provide a great online shopping experience and a selection of custom made diamond engagement rings with a network of trusted local jewellers and renowned international brands in one seamless transaction.

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