The Ethics of a Diamond
We at Mardon Jewelers are proud to say that every diamond we sell is certified conflict free through the Kimberly Process. The Kimberley Process is a joint government, international diamond industry, and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds - rough stones that are sold by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments. The trade in these illicit stones has contributed to devastating conflicts in countries such as Angola, Cote d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme is an innovative, voluntary system that imposes extensive requirements on participants to certify that shipments of rough diamonds are free from conflict diamonds.
We also sell diamonds sourced from culturally and environmentally ethical mines in Canada. Another excellent choice for someone concerned with the ethics of African diamond mining is a fancy colored diamond from the Argyle mine in Australia.