JA Issues Kimberley Guidance

To coincide with the global implementation of the Kimberley Process and the industry's system of self-regulation to eliminate conflict diamonds, Jewelers of America (JA) has issued guidelines for its members. These materials are posted on the members' section of the JA Web site, www.jewelers.org, and were included in a special insert in the January/February 2003 issue of the JA membership newsletter, The J Report. The most important part of the industry program is creation of warranties that follow consignments of diamonds. Each time diamonds change hands, the seller must attest to their legitimacy by means of a warranty. As agreed to by the International Diamond Manufacturers Association and the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, the document states: "The diamonds herein invoiced have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with Un

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