Ethical Diamond Policy
The Kimberly Process and Ethical Diamond Policy
Here at diamonds.co.nz, we have a zero tolerance policy towards conflict diamonds. Our De Beers Sightholders follow the 'Kimberly Process', which is an international process that tracks and certifies a group of diamonds from the diamond mine to the market place so you can be assured your diamond has come from ethical sources and followed the correct channels.
Our objective is that your purchase is an enjoyable process without concerns regarding diamond origin, treatment or inaccurate diamond grading reports. Diamonds are mined all over the world from Africa, Russia, Australia and Canada and African goods actually help to provide healthcare and employment to many of its people, particularly in Botswana.
We have a close association with leading De Beers Sightholders enabling us to access diamonds from diamond manufacturers globally at the correct prices. The De Beers company are rough diamond miners and distributors and are involved in every step of the diamond mining process. The De Beers ‘Sight Holders’ are the select companies chosen by De Beers to purchase the rough for cutting and are only those who follow best business practice and the ‘Kimberly Process’ as outlined above.
A number of online diamond retailers are now selling synthetic factory made diamonds, however, here at diamonds.co.nz we appreciate the natural beauty of diamonds and we will never sell synthetic factory-made alternatives. Our main suppliers use Diamondsure, Diamondview and Raman Spectroscopy to identify synthetic and treated diamonds when buying on the open market.