Corporate Social Responsibility 2017-06-01T16:32:55+00:00

The Kingsby London Conflict-Free Diamond Policy

Kingsby London has a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds. Through measures such as the Kimberley Process, which tracks diamonds from mine to market, the global diamond industry in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and non-governmental organisations, polices diamond exports to prevent the trade of illegal diamonds. At Kingsby London, we only purchase diamonds through the most reputable and respected suppliers who, like us, proudly adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley Process. All Kingsby London diamonds are warranted to be conflict free. If one of our suppliers was ever found to be in violation of that process, we would immediately end that relationship. We will continue to support and promote any process that works to uphold legitimacy in the diamond trade. Diamonds are mined throughout the world, including major mines in Australia, Africa, Russia and Canada. Diamonds make a significant contribution to the economies of many African nations, employing and providing healthcare to thousands.

About the Kimberley Process

The Kimberley Process (KP) started when Southern African diamond-producing states met in Kimberley, South Africa, in May 2000, to discuss ways to stop the trade in ‘conflict diamonds’ and ensure that diamond purchases were not financing violence by rebel movements and their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) entered into force in 2003, when participating countries started to implement its rules. The KP has 54 participants, representing 81 countries, with the European Union and its Member States counting as a single participant. KP members account for approximately 99.8% of the global production of rough diamonds.