ETHICAL DIAMONDS

Definition of Ethical Diamond

Between the seventies and nineties about 15% of the traded diamonds worldwide came from politically instable countries, where rebel groups or terrorists financed their activities thanks to the illegal trade of the so called “blood diamonds”. Unfortunately it is well known that behind the products of common use, there are terrible stories of exploitation and violation of human rights. But when did all this stop?

The so called ethical diamonds are those gemstones that are extracted and sold in the full respect of the human rights, human dignity and respecting enviroment.

Ethical Diamond History

In the following years the United Nation and the main authorities of the branch have discovered the problem of financing wars through the illegal trade of diamonds.

This happened at the end of 1990 and at the beginning of 2000 the World Diamond Congress was establishd in South Africa including all diamond producing countries.

It was established that every diamond has to be certified with absolute precisness about its origin. Afterward the UNO and the diamond producing countries have founded the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS or KP) in Interlaken: an international resolution binding all member states to the achievement of various transparency requests, strict controls of the origin of the gems, in order to prevent the trade of the so called illegal gems.

Real Diamond Invest and its Policy

All diamonds proposed by Real Diamond Invest respect the ethic principles of the “Kimberley Process” established in 2002 in Interlaken and signed by 37 countries. There are three simple but essential requirements to be a member state, which have the goal to create a chain of countries trading only with “ethical” diamonds.

The diamonds coming from a member state must not finance rebel groups or other terroristic organizations that aim to overthrow the government recognized by the U.N.. Every exported diamond must be accompanied by a certificate proving that the Kimberley Process Scheme is respected.

No diamond must be “imported by” or “exported to” a country not member of the Kimberley Process.