Conflict-Free Diamond Policy
At deBebians, we maintain a zero tolerance policy regarding conflict diamonds. We strictly adhere to the mandates of the Kimberley Process and absolutely do not engage in any business concerning conflict or blood diamonds. We work only with reputable diamond suppliers who are public affiliates of the global diamond industry and have fully complied with the Kimberley Process. All of our diamonds are purchased through these legal and legitimate channels and are guaranteed to be conflict free. We are proud members of the global diamond industry, and your purchase of a conflict-free, beautiful diamond is our priority.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, or Kimberley Process for short, was established by the United Nations in 2003 to curtail conflict diamonds from entering the rough diamond market. The process is open to all countries willing and able to abide by its requirements.
Also in 2003, the U.S. established the Clean Diamond Trade Act to stop the trade of conflict or blood diamonds. This law marked the beginning of the U.S.'s participation in the Kimberley Process. As of August 2012, the Kimberley Process had 51 participants representing 77 countries. Members account for an estimated 99.8 percent of the world's rough diamond production. The Kimberley Process imposes extensive requirements on its members in order to certify shipments of rough diamonds as conflict free, and members can only trade legally with other members of the Kimberley Process. Most diamonds on the market today meet the standards of the Kimberley Process.