Conflict-Free Diamonds

Conflict-Free Diamonds - Our Guarantee

At James Allen, we understand that our customers care where their diamonds come from, and we share that concern with you. Every diamond we sell is certified conflict-free in compliance with the Patriot Act, the Kimberley Process, and United Nations resolutions. Our internal guidelines exceed these government requirements: we have binding contracts with our suppliers which guarantee that the diamonds they offer to us for sale comply with all applicable laws and are certified conflict-free. We only purchase polished diamonds from sources which are members of the professional diamond trade. We are also proud to be the exclusive online retailer of CanadaMark™ diamonds, the most widely recognized hallmark of Canadian origin and renowned for their mines’ positive social and environmental impact.

Kimberley Process Compliance and America's Patriot Act

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 to preclude diamonds associated with conflict from entering the diamond market. All KPCS Governments must certify that rough diamonds derive from sources known to be conflict-free. To extend the KPCS to polished diamonds, the World Diamond Council established a System of Warranties to guarantee that polished diamonds derive from a conflict-free rough source. Polished diamonds sold in the U.S. must adhere to the Patriot Act and sanctions by the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Every U.S. dealer must maintain Kimberley compliance or be subject to penalties from Homeland Security, the U.S. Justice Department, and the U.S. Treasury.

The CanadaMark™ Hallmark of Responsibility

As the exclusive online retailer of CanadaMark™ certified diamonds, JamesAllen.com stands by its commitment to sell only the most responsibly sourced stones. CanadaMark™ diamonds are sourced from the Ekati and Diavik diamond mines in Canada’s Northwest Territories and tracked at every stage from the mine to the polished stone through independent, audited processes and only sold by authorized retailers. Diamonds from these mines are sourced with respect for the sustainability of their environment and for the socio-economic needs of local communities, including the Aboriginal population. They meet the highest standards for color, clarity, finish, and symmetry and are completely organic and free of the treatments sometimes used to artificially enhance a diamond’s appearance. All CanadaMark™ diamonds are laser inscribed with a unique identifier and official certificate of origin.

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