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Conflict Free Diamonds

Kimberly Process & Patriot Act

The Kimberley Process is an initiative that was launched in conjunction with the United Nations and the gemstone industry in an effort to rid the market of conflict diamonds, which have historically been used for the illicit funding of brutal wars. The ultimate objective of the Kimberley Process is for all diamond trading to follow a stabilized, legitimate procedure while complying with all environmental and social regulations.

Today, approximately 99.8% of the world's diamond distributors adhere to all guidelines of the Kimberley Process as a means of boycotting conflict diamonds. Since its inception, the initiative has resulted in a significant decrease in the flow of conflict diamonds. In addition to working to eliminate conflict diamonds, the Kimberley Process has also worked to boost the economic development of impoverished countries by increasing the flow of legitimately acquired diamonds into the jewelry market.

Passed by Congress in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the USA Patriot Act grants federal officials more power to monitor communications and trade between countries. Among the Act's objectives is to impose regulations to prevent the laundering of money and high-value gems, including polished diamonds. The Patriot Act mandates that all U.S. jewelry distributors and sellers comply with the Kimberley Process to help ensure that the industry's diamonds are purchased from reputable suppliers. Brilliance is proud to be in full compliance with the Kimberley Process and Patriot Act, pledging to ship only conflict-free diamonds to our customers.

Since the implementation of the revised code, Philip Andre has consistently received the following warranty from Philip Andre vendors supplying diamonds and color stones.
"The diamonds herein invoiced have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations Resolutions. The undersigned hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict-free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds."
At Philip Andre, we are doing our part to make sure that our customers receive conflict-free diamonds. Specifically, our internal guidelines exceed government requirements, an initiative that provides the following:

  • Philip Andre manufactures all our own jewelry in USA. Since we are the source, Philip Andre has first-hand knowledge of the origins of our diamonds and color stones, and that they are conflict-free.
  • Philip Andre does not purchase polished diamonds from sources which are not professional members of the diamond trade.

We understand that our customers care where their diamonds come from and we share that concern with you.