Fair Trade Diamonds

What Is The Kimberley Process

The Kimberley Process is a government-regulated system that was adopted in 2000 by more than 40 countries, the United Nations and the diamond industry to control the export and import of rough diamonds across borders. It is a vital step toward impeding the trade of conflict diamonds. Conflict diamonds, also known as “blood” diamonds, are diamonds that may originate in areas once controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments. They are often used to fund military action against those governments. Conflict diamonds have been linked to atrocities in Angola, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Lux Bond & Green's Policy Since 1898 the Green family has been committed to quality and value and has taken the utmost care to do business only with suppliers who possess integrity. We have always demanded the highest business ethics from our suppliers. Lux Bond & Green has always been and remains dedicated to ensuring that none of the diamonds we buy are conflict diamonds. Lux Bond & Green fully supports the Kimberley Process. Financing violence is unacceptable to us and our organization and we take this issue very seriously.

Purchasing stones directly from cutters allows us to be extremely cautious and selective with our suppliers. We only buy from sources that adhere to the Kimberley Process and the Voluntary System of Warranties.