Tiffany ups its diamond sourcing transparency

January 10, 2019

“Blood diamonds” or “conflict diamonds” — defined in the 1990s by the United Nations as those sold to fund violence in brutal wars in parts of Africa — remain in the supply chain, despite the U.N.’s initiation in 2000 of the “Kimberley Process,” an international certification system of rough diamonds.

Tiffany on Wednesday said that its certification already exceeds Kimberley standards and that its new initiatives set the highest bar in the industry.

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