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DiamondOptics

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U.S. to Begin Certifications for Trade in Rough Diamonds
(Initial step in combating trade in conflict diamonds) (340)

Beginning January 1, 2003, the United States will implement a
voluntary certification system for trade in rough diamonds with the
cooperation of the U.S. diamond industry, the Department of State
announced on December 31.

In the Interlaken Declaration of November 5, 2002, the U.S. joined 47
other nations in pledging to eliminate so-called "conflict" diamonds
-- rough diamonds used by rebel groups to fund insurrections against
internationally recognized governments -- from international trade.

The issuance of Kimberley certificates by the diamond industry is the
first step in implementing that pledge by the United States, according
to the State Department.
 

RockDoc

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Hey Kirk


This is interesting..... wonder if I should require that the diamonds sent in for testing have this certification?

Guess I should.....

Rockdoc
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

Super_Ideal_Rock
Trade
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it only applies to rough Roc.
Eventually all the new stones in the pipeline will have the capacity to be traced back to suppliers who wrote invoices claiming the goods were all from certified rough.
But secondhand stones and stones that have been in stock prior can never be certified this way.
 

RockDoc

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Well it is the first step.....

But how does this help protect consumers from buying a conflict stone, if the certification ends before the stone is cut?

hmmmm.......

caveat emptor.

Rockdoc
 
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