Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Conflict over Diamonds- Support Jewelers AGAINST Blood Diamonds


Hamilton Jewelers supports the united nations' efforts to stop the sales of diamonds from any country where rebel forces use diamonds to finance acts of war and terror. While it is impossible to verify the country of origin of any polished diamond once it is separated from its source, we are working with all of our suppliers to ensure they do not knowingly sell us diamonds from any "conflict" areas. You should be aware that these diamonds now represent less than 1 percent of the world's diamond supply, and that the DTC has certified that the stones they mine are not from conflict areas. As Hamilton Jewelers deals directly with DTC sightholders for its diamonds, we can confidently assure you that the diamonds we sell are not from conflict regions.

It is not possible for any one entity to tackle the problem alone but thru our continuing partnership with the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), Jewelers of America (JA), American Gem Society (AGS), and agreement with the Diamond Trading Company (DTC) sightholders, we continue to work toward educating the industry on this important issue.

Hamilton Jewelers will continue to assist our industry in every way we can in dealing with this issue. We recognize the importance of stopping the flow of conflict diamonds and fully pledge our support to those working towards that end.

We strive to incorporate social responsibility in every aspect of our business conduct, including printing our catalog and other collateral on recycled paper, using energy efficient lighting in our stores, and much more.

We continue to be committed to this critical issue for the future.

Learn more about this topic from Amnesty International - CLICK HERE

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