Ethical diamonds are diamonds where the journey from mine to finger is done in an ethical manner. None of the proceeds have been used to fund illegal activity, such as acts of terror or crime, where human rights regulations have been adhered to without any exploitation along the diamond’s journey.
This makes your diamond conflict-free and an ethical diamond is one that will become a symbol of love that will last forever.
When diamonds are mined in an ethical manner and in a conflict-free environment, the economic and social benefit is of great value. Currently, over 10 million people are employed directly in the diamond trade for mining, polishing, distribution and retail. The socioeconomic impact has changed the lives of many in Namibia, Botswana, Angola, South Africa, Russia, Canada and other major diamond producing countries.
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The diamond industry is one of the few in the world that has created a self-regulatory system, known as Kimberley Process. The Kimberley Process ensures that every member adheres to regulations to make sure that diamonds have been traded throughout the supply chain in a fair and ethical manner.
Conflict-free diamonds account for less than 1% of all diamonds produced by value. This number is far smaller in comparison to other industries, such as the textile and coffee industries.
When buying a diamond from a respected retailer with the proper documentation, you can be assured that your diamond is conflict-free to become the symbol of your love.
Shimansky diamonds are sourced directly from the South African mine. Once a month on regular buying trips in the search for rough diamonds, only a handful are selected for their unique quality and properties that make them suitable to become a Shimansky diamond.
This also ensures that Shimansky diamonds are ethically sourced directly from the mine with a 100% conflict-free guarantee.
Shimansky is the only jewellery company in South Africa to source, cut and polish their own diamonds, which later become the hero in a Shimansky jewellery design - yours to own now and for generations to come.
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When purchasing diamonds and/or diamond jewellery from Shimansky, the invoice will state the following in accordance with the Kimberley Process:
ETHICAL COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE
The gemstones herein invoiced have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations Resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these gemstones are conflict-free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the suppliers of these gemstones.
In addition, every Shimansky diamond is accompanied by an Ethical Compliance certificate with 100% conflict-free guarantee for complete peace of mind and a lifetime’s enjoyment with the choice you made.
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