Diamonds are meant to be a gift of love, and we at Hyde Park Jewelers abhor the way in which some gems have been used to fund conflict. To prevent the sale of conflict diamond, governments, our industry and human-rights groups created the Kimberley Process Cerfication Scheme (KPCS) in 2002, which today regulates 99% of the worldwide rough diamond supply.
We require all of our suppliers to provide us with a written warranty, stating that their diamonds come from Kimberley-certified sources and are not involved in funding conflict. The warranty statement, which was officially recognized at the creatio of the Kimberley Process, reads:
The diamonds herein invoiced have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with the United Nations Resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provide by the suppliers of these diamonds.