David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry will not knowingly offer conflict diamonds for sale. Conflict-free diamonds are those gems which were not obtained due to human rights abuses, child labor, violence, or environmental degradation. We demand both personal and written warranties from ALL of our diamond suppliers that diamonds delivered to us have been purchased through legitimate, “Conflict Free” sources.
Kimberly Compliant & Patriot Act
The Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was established to certify the origin of rough diamonds from sources known to be conflict-free. In the year of 2000 a meeting of southern Africa diamond producing countries established guidelines for the KPCS which were later adopted by the United Nations. To ensure compliance, independent auditing systems are tasked with tracking diamonds from their place of origin to delivery. Polished diamonds sold in the US must adhere to the Patriot Act which requires that every US dealer maintain Kimberly compliance or be subject to penalties from Homeland Security, the US Justice Department, and the US Treasury.