These days, it is essential to ensure that you do not contribute to unethical causes and violence when you purchase a diamond. Years ago, not many people were aware of the potential violence and unethical labor that went into the process of securing a beautiful diamond.
Now that almost everyone is aware of this, it is your responsibility (and ours) to make ethical diamond purchases. So, what do you need to know to do this?
What is a Conflict Diamond?
The first thing that you need to understand about purchasing a conflict-free diamond is exactly what a conflict diamond is. Conflict diamonds are those that are mined in areas that are controlled by insurgent forces(rebellious against government) and which are sold to fund military action against the government. However, this definition is not the only one to think of when attempting to purchase a truly conflict-free diamond.
What is a Conflict-Free Diamond?
Naturally, a conflict-free diamond is one that is not mined in an insurgent and violent area. It is a diamond that will not be sold to fund further violence and war. Yet, this is not the only criteria for an ethical and conflict-free diamond purchase. You also have to consider whether or not child labor has been used, that workers are receiving fair wages and safe working conditions. Make sure that the diamonds were procured in a way that does not harm the environment or exploit poverty.
How Can You Make An Ethical Diamond Purchase?
When you want to make sure that you're making an ethical diamond purchase in Seneca, South Carolina, contact Turner's Jewelers to discuss our conflict free guarantee and where our diamonds come from. No matter which jeweler you purchase your diamond from, you need to feel comfortable asking questions, and don't just take the 'conflict free guarantee' at face value.
With some jewelers, 'conflict free' can simply mean that the diamonds do not fund wars and rebellion. This does not guarantee against unethical situations like low wages, child labor, poverty exploitation, and environmental irresponsibility. Call Turner's Jewelers to find out more about how we work hard to make ethical choices when it comes to obtaining and selling diamond jewelry. We will be happy to answer all of your questions about where our diamonds come from and how we can guarantee that you are purchasing a diamond that was ethically mined and sold, which will not fund violence or contribute to unethical environmental and working conditions.