The Australian Diamond Brokers Promise
Australian Diamond Brokers only supply conflict free diamonds. Our ordering and trading process ensure that you are buying guaranteed conflict free diamonds. Australian Diamond Brokers will continue to support and sell only conflict free diamonds. We stock predominantly diamonds that are GIA certified. GIA supports the Kimberley Process (read further here)
What are conflict diamonds?
A conflict diamond is a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, invading army’s war efforts, or a warlord’s activity. Since two-thirds of the world’s diamonds are extracted from Africa, this is where most conflict diamonds come from.
The use of diamonds to fund war efforts first started in Angola during it civil war between 1974 and 2001. This immoral activity came to the United Nation’s attention and in 1998, it passes two resolutions banning the purchase if illegal diamonds from Angola. It is estimated that in the 1980s, 20% of diamond productions were sold for illegal purpose and 19% of these were conflict diamonds.
By 1999, the World Diamond Council estimated that conflict diamond sales have dropped to 3.06% and this number have dropped to 1% since 2004 and has remained at this level since.
Unethical mining practices take advantage of impoverished people and utilise inhumane methods of getting the raw material while the workers live in slave like conditions. Child labour, poor pay (if any) and terrible living conditions are common in such slave labour camps.
Buying conflict free diamonds
Just like we recommend our clients to buy diamonds with a certificate such as a GIA certified diamonds. You should also ask that you are buying a conflict free diamond and as for proof if you still have any doubt.
Because we only stock GIA certified diamonds, you can rest assured that all of our diamonds have been through what is called the ‘Kimberly Process’ which means the diamond has been ethically sourced. All GIA certified diamonds are guarenteed to be mined using legal and ethical methods.
Rest assured – Australian Diamond Brokers only sell conflict free diamonds.