Current Events and The Kimberley Process

“The Blood Diamond” movie is set to open soon in theatre’s around the globe. Blood diamonds also known as “Conflict Diamonds” are those sold in order to fund armed conflict and civil war.

This movie is set in 1999 at the height of Sierra Leone’s civil war.In the very near future the general spotlight will be focused on the jewelry industry to demonstrate what we have done and what we are currently doing to prevent conflict diamonds from making it into the stores of retail jewelers across America.

As an industry we acted decisively back in 2000 with the start of the Kimberley Process to stem the flow of Conflict diamonds. And according to Russell Shor, a jewelry industry analyst for over 25 years, “Few industries-if any-have taken such steps without threat of legal sanctions.”

“The result was that conflict diamonds have reduced to about 1 percent of production by the time the wars ended in 2002.”

To learn more about positive things the diamond industry is doing to help please visit http://www.diamondfacts.org/

And stay tuned to find out what J.R. Dunn is doing today to further ensure its vendors comply with the Kimberly Process……..

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