What are "Conflict Diamonds"?
There are certain African countries where rebel forces have some control of some diamond mines or the diamonds originating in those mines. Proceeds from the sales of these diamonds are used to finance weapons purchased to commit atrocities that injure or claim the lives of innocent civilians.
What is Day's Jeweler's Policy regarding "Conflict Diamonds"?
Day's Jewelers will NOT knowingly offer conflict diamonds for sale. Since 2004, we have demanded both personal and written warrantees from ALL of our diamond suppliers that diamonds delivered to Day's Jewelers have been purchased through legitimate, "Conflict Free" sources. A written warrantee is required for every individual diamond shipment.
What is the jewelry industry doing to insure that "Conflict Diamonds" are not entering the country?
In an effort spearheaded by Jewelers of America, International Diamond Manufacturers Association, and the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, more than 60 countries have adopted a system to control the export and import of rough diamonds mined from January 1st 2003 onward. This agreement is known as "The Kimberley Process".