T&V Gems along with the global diamond industry has a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds. Through measures such as the Kimberley Process, which tracks diamonds from mine to market, the industry in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and non- governmental organizations, polices diamond exports to prevent the trade of illegal diamonds. At T&V Gems, we only purchase diamonds through the largest and most respected suppliers who, like us, proudly adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley Process. All our diamonds are warranted to be conflict free. If one of our suppliers was ever found to be in violation of that process, we would immediately sever that relationship. We will continue to support and promote any process that works to uphold legitimacy in the diamond trade. Diamonds are mined throughout the world, including major mines in Australia, Africa, Russia, and Canada. Diamonds are a major source of good in many African nations, employing and providing healthcare to thousands. For more information on this issue, please visit DiamondFacts.org.
Concerning Zimbabwe Diamonds
T&V Gems is committed to ensuring that the highest ethical standards are observed when sourcing our diamonds and jewelry. Because of the reported human rights abuses in Zimbabwe’s Marange diamond district, T&V Gems will not purchase or offer diamonds from that area. As a responsible member of the diamond and jewelry industry, we are working with our suppliers to ensure our consumers receive only the finest goods procured from ethical sources.
The T&V Gems Initiative
At T&V Gems, 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:
- T&V Gems does not purchase polished diamonds from sources which are not professional members of the diamond trade.
- T&V Gems has binding contracts with our suppliers which guarantee that the diamonds they offer to us for sale are conflict-free.
We understand that our customers care where their diamonds come from and we share that concern with you. By shopping T&V Gems, we strive to maintain the highest standards including sourcing diamonds from reputable providers.
T&V Gems, along with the global diamond industry, has a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds. Through measures such as the Kimberley Process, which tracks diamonds from mine to market, the industry in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and non- governmental organizations, polices diamond exports to prevent the trade of illegal diamonds.
T&V Gems views its policy on responsible mining as an evolving standard. It commits to continuously review our position with the goal of expanding it over time to have the broadest possible impact.