Conflict Free 101

The term “conflict free” for diamonds is an immensely important term that one must ensure is being used when buying diamonds.

Diamonds that are not considered conflict free may have:

  • been mined to fuel a civil war 
  • used child labor
  • been environmentally hazardous to their workers,
  • been connected to forced labor, killings, rape, corruption, & torture.

This is why MTM Diamonds / Edaya Jewelry makes it absolutely certain that all of our diamonds are conflict free. The Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is the certification process used to certify the origin of the rough diamond as coming from a conflict free area. This certification began in 2003 in order to stop the "blood diamonds"—the finances of war by rebel groups and their rivals—from entering the diamond market. The certification is there to make certain that consumers like you are not inadvertently supporting war and various human rights abuses.

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Together We Can Stop Abuse

Due to the extreme conditions that conflict diamonds come from, Edaya takes every stride possible to make sure our diamonds are 100% conflict free. Edaya does not buy diamonds from countries that have not implemented the KPCS, or those that have violated government regulations. We only deals with diamonds in the markets that are known to be conflict free without any trace of inconsistency. Lastly, our employees have the training to acknowledge different governmental regulations and trade resolutions. They fully comprehend the process of ensuring our diamonds are conflict free.

We encourage you to always make sure your diamond purchases are conflict free so together we can help stop human abuse.

 

Crafted With Love

We guarantee that all of our diamonds are Conflict Free. More than that, we ensure that our diamonds are coming from places that are environmentally responsible, use fair labor practices, and are free of human rights abuses.

At MTM Diamonds / Edaya Jewelry we follow the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). This process was established in 2003 to prevent rebel groups from financing war from diamond sales, and it has been designed to certify that rough diamonds are from sources free of conflict. This certification scheme aims at preventing these "blood diamonds" from entering the mainstream market. It was set up to assure consumers that by purchasing diamonds they are not financing war and human rights abuses.

We have adopted the following principles of self-regulations to
support & promote conflict free diamonds:

Warrantied Partners

We only trade with companies that include warranty declarations on their invoices. We do not buy diamonds from suspect sources or unknown suppliers which originate in countries that have not implemented the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.

Researched Sources

We don't buy diamonds from any sources that, after a legally binding due process system, have been found to have violated government regulations restricting the trade in conflict diamonds.

Kinder Regions

We won't buy diamonds in or from any region that is subject to an advisory by a governmental authority indicating that conflict diamonds are emanating from or available for sale in such region, unless diamonds have been exported from such region in compliance with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.

Educated Companies

We will not knowingly buy, sell, or assist others to buy or sell conflict diamonds. To ensure that all company employees that buy or sell diamonds within the diamond trade are well informed regarding trade resolutions and government regulations restricting the trade in conflict diamonds.

Buy Your Diamonds Conflict Free