Conflict diamonds are diamonds that come from conflict areas, where local militia try to use diamonds to finance their activities. The Kimberley Process Certification System was set up to stop these diamonds to enter the world market by controlling the origin of diamonds from conflict areas.
The Kimberley Process is an international system that regulates diamond business in order to guarantee that they come from conflict-free areas. The Kimberley Certificate guarantees your stone is not a 'conflict' diamond. It was determined that in 2008, 99.9% of diamond transactions concerned non-conflict diamonds.
Baunat NV has a zero-tolerance policy towards conflict diamonds. We only buy diamonds through the largest and most respected Antwerp dealers (Belgium), and proudly respect the standards set up by the Kimberley Process.