The Kimberley Process started when Southern African diamond-producing states met in Kimberley, South Africa, in May 2000, to discuss ways to stop the trade in ‘conflict diamonds' and ensure that diamond purchases were not financing violence by rebel movements and their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments.Learn more about the issues.
The Aye & Co. is committed to sourcing our precious materials responsibly and in an ethical and sustainable manner. The Aye & Co. diamonds are guaranteed conflict-free, in compliance with the Kimberley Process by multi measurements in resoucing supply chains.
As responsible retailers we select our partners with great care, investigating them just as they do us. We know our suppliers and their commitment to the process of certification. We have done everything in our power to guarantee conflict-free provenance for you, just as our conscientious peers do.
In 2002, a coalition of governments, non-governmental organizations, and the diamond industry established the Kimberley Process to control the export and import of rough diamonds to eliminate the trade in conflict diamonds. Today 99% of diamonds in the marketplace are conflict free.
Don’t forget about the metal, The Aye & Co. supports environmentally friendly precious metal recycling, please let us know if you want to recycling your idle jewellery, we are happy to give you advise.
A recycled diamond might be in excellent condition, though quite possibly have a dated cut or look. As such, a lot of recycled diamonds go through a re-cutting or re-polishing process to make them “as new”. If they require a re-cut, they will be less valuable than a similar, newly polished diamond.
Please throw us a message for more detail and evaulation for your diamonds. Officially we sell first-hand diamonds only unless specified.