In 2002, a coalition of governments, non-governmental organizations, and the diamond industry established the Kimberley Process to control the export and import of rough diamonds to eliminate the trade in conflict diamonds. Today 99.8% of diamonds in the marketplace are conflict free.

At Claremont Diamonds, we only purchase diamonds through the most respected miners, who proudly adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley Process.

Claremont Diamonds has a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds.

The Kimberley Process

This short video explains The Kimberley Process and its global effort to remove conflict diamonds from the supply chain. The Kimberley Process has participants from 81 countries & accounts for 99.8% of the global trade in rough diamonds.


GIA fully supports the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and upholds its principles. In 2000, GIA began working closely with the World Diamond Council (WDC) as they led the international diamond industry’s efforts to stem the illegal flow of conflict diamonds into the international marketplace. GIA’s work concentrated on research into diamond composition and origin.


In this video, get an insider’s look at the state-of-the-art GIA laboratory, which has been leading the industry for over 80 years. GIA tests every material submitted to determine whether it is a natural diamond or synthetic diamond, and discloses any known treatments discovered during analysis. GIA’s groundbreaking research and analysis set the global standards that protect the gem-buying public.