HOWARD guarantees that every necessary step has been taken to ensure that our diamonds are conflict free. You can rest assured that the diamonds you purchase from Howard complies with both the United Nations Resolution and the Kimberley Process Certification.
THE KIMBERLEY PROCESS
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is an international cooperative monitoring system created by governments, industry and civil society to eliminate the flow of “conflict diamonds”—rough diamonds that are smuggled by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments. The KPCS requires participating countries to tightly control the import and export of rough diamonds. Also, the KPCS requires governments to establish control systems over private sector trade in rough diamonds. To comply with this process, rough diamonds may only move among participating countries in sealed containers with accompanying documentation evidencing that the diamonds are “conflict-free.”