As a company we want to ensure that we buy diamonds and diamond jewelry from suppliers who comply with all Kimberley Process requirements. Since 2004 we have been demanding that all diamonds sold to us be regulated through the Kimberley process. This year we’ve taken things a step further and started printing the following statement on our purchase orders;
“The Diamonds herein have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with UN resolutions. The seller herby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free,based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds”
As a follow up and reminder to our existing suppliers we sent the following on our letterhead on November 10th;
To Whom It May Concern:
As you are aware, organizations in our industry agreed in 2003 on a program of self-regulation to complement the Kimberley Process created by the governments of nations involved in the diamond trade. We at J.R. Dunn Jewelers, welcomed the introduction of this global system to combat the illicit traffic in conflict diamonds and our policy has been to support the industry’s self-regulation program.
The core of that program is a chain of warranties that follows rough diamonds, polished diamonds and jewelry containing diamonds through the supply chain. For any diamond product we buy, we require you to make the following System of Warranties statement:
The diamonds herein invoiced have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these diamonds are certified to be from sources that are free from conflict, based on personal knowledge, and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds.
As a trade member supporting this program, we are continuing to require our suppliers to subscribe to the warranty system and will therefore review any supplier that declines to participate. We request that you respond to this notification as soon as possible informing us if your organization supports this industry initiative.
J.R. Dunn Jewelers
Please sign and fax back:
4210 North Federal Highway · Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064 · 954-782-5000 · Fax 954-782-7059
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