WDC Calls for Industry to Increase Vigilance of Potential Trade in Marange Diamonds

The World Diamond Council renewed its call Wednesday for members of the industry to redouble their efforts to ensure that no diamonds from Marange diamond fields are traded until the Kimberley Process monitor is in place and is actively controlling exports from the area.

The WDC urgently reminded all industry members trading in diamonds (rough, polished, or in jewelry containing diamonds) to use the System of Warranties every time these products are sold. This system was designed to provide assurances through the entire supply chain down to the consumer that they do not purchase diamonds that have been traded in violation of any KP requirements.

Industry and consumer groups are urged to visit www.diamondfacts.org to learn more about the System of Warranties, additional facts on the current situation in Zimbabwe and information about the good that diamonds do world-wide. Free, downloadable materials explaining the System of Warranties and the Kimberley Process are available there, designed for both trade and consumers.

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