Conflict diamonds (sometimes called "blood diamonds") are diamonds that have
been used by rebels to fund military action against legitimate, internationally
These diamonds first captured the world’s attention during a brutal conflict in
Sierra Leone that occured in the later 1990s. As a result, the diamond industry
announced a “zero tolerance” policy for conflict diamonds.
- The Kimberly Process is a certification system ensuring that a
diamond has come from a conflict-free source. Today, over 99% of all rough diamonds
on the global market have been verified as originating from non-conflict sources.
100% of the diamonds sold by Solomon Brothers are certified by the Kimberly Process
to have come from conflict-free sources.