What is a Conflict Free Diamond?
A ‘conflict diamond’ is a diamond mined in a war zone and used to fuel illegal activities against legitimate governments. Conflict diamonds have been linked to human rights abuses in Sierra Leone, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Every diamond that EC One sells is warranted by our suppliers to be ‘free from conflict’. This includes all the designers we show as well as our in-house workshop. Each designer who joins EC One is asked to sign our policy to ensure that the jewellery they supply is free of conflict stones.
As a company we have been committed to supplying conflict-free stones since the Kimberly Process was launched in 2002. Since then, we have been stocking several designers who use ethically-mined gold and gemstones, as well as recycled metals. We are also looking at using recycled and ethically sourced gold in our own in-house designs.
EC One policy on conflict free diamonds
“EC One wholeheartedly endorses every legitimate initiative to eradicate the disgraceful trade in conflict diamonds. We guarantee that our diamonds are ‘conflict-free’ by purchasing our diamonds from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolution, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by our diamond supplier. We recognise that our customers need the assurance that the diamond they are buying a symbol of their love for another person is legitimate, genuine, conflict free gem.”