The Kimberley Process

How the Kimberley Process Works

By November 2002, after talks involving governments, the international diamond industry, and civil society groups, they came up with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). This document laid down the rules for controlling the production and trade of rough diamonds. It kicked off in 2003, with countries like the U.S. joining in to follow these rules. President Bush even signed a law making it mandatory for all diamond sellers in the U.S. to buy diamonds from manufacturers with proper documentation proving they were obtained legally. Nowadays, the U.S. Customs Service is actively making sure diamonds coming into the country meet these Kimberley Process rules.

As of July 2020, the Kimberley Process has 56 participants from 82 countries. These members cover almost all the rough diamond production worldwide, about 99.8%.

Shree Diamond Mfg. Guarantee

We're dedicated to ethical and humane mining practices.

Every diamond you buy from Shree Diamond Mfg. is guaranteed to be conflict-free. We make this promise official by including it in writing on every invoice, ensuring you have peace of mind with your purchase:

The diamonds listed on this invoice have been sourced from legitimate channels that do not support conflict and adhere to United Nations Resolutions. We, the undersigned, assure you that these diamonds are conflict-free. This guarantee is based on our personal knowledge and/or written assurances provided by our diamond suppliers.

Diamonds are driving economic growth worldwide.

Countries mining diamonds are now offering significant benefits to their citizens.

  • Around 5 million people worldwide have access to better healthcare, thanks to diamond revenues.
  • In Botswana, every child can get free education up to age 13, all funded by diamond revenues.
  • The diamond industry directly or indirectly supports about 10 million people globally.
  • In Namibia, over 40% of annual export earnings come from diamond mining.
  • In India, about a million people have jobs in the diamond industry.
  • African countries produce around $8.5 billion worth of diamonds each year.
  • Diamond revenues play a crucial role in fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • About 65% of the world's diamonds are sourced from African countries.