At Ben Yona Diamonds, we have a zero-tolerance outlook regarding conflict diamonds, in line with the wider global diamond industry. We support the work of the international Kimberley Process which monitors the origin of rough diamonds to ensure that diamond sales are not being used to finance conflicts. The Kimberley Process works with the diamond industry, United Nations, many governments and a wide range of non-governmental organizations and law enforcement bodies to prevent the trade of illegal diamonds.
It is estimated that conflict diamonds represented about 4% of the world's diamond production in the late 1990s and early 2000s when civil wars tore apart countries such as Angola, Liberia, the Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo. Nowadays, it is believed that conflict diamonds account for less than 0.2% of global supply.