What are Conflict Diamonds?
Conflict diamonds, also known as blood diamonds, are diamonds that are mined and sold in armed conflict zones to fund the illegal military operations of rebel and terrorist groups. Countries like Sierra Leone, Angola, Liberia and the Democratice Republic of Congo were overrun with rebel movements which used the proceed of rough diamonds to fund the armed conflicts against the other rebel groups and the government. For more information please click here.
The Kimberly Process
The Kimberly Process (KP) is a joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds. The goals of the Kimberley Process are to document and track all rough diamonds entering a participating country. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) imposes extensive requirements on its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as ‘conflict-free. For more information, please visit The Kimberley Process.
MORIKA Jewellery Conflict Free Diamond Policy
Morika Jewellery has a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds and we proudly adhere the standards established by the Kimberley Process.We strongly oppose anything or anyone remotely associated with conflict diamonds. Morika Jewellery uses only conflict-free diamonds which are purchase through regulated and reputable suppliers in London and Antwerp. We will continue to support and promote any process that works to uphold legitimacy in the diamond trade.