A conflict-free engagement ring is a ring that is created using diamonds or other gemstones that have been sourced and obtained without contributing to conflict, human rights abuses, or environmental harm. The term is primarily associated with the diamond trade and is often used to refer to “conflict-free diamonds.” These diamonds are sourced from areas that are not involved in armed conflict, where the mining and trading of diamonds do not fund armed conflict against governments.
The concept of conflict-free gemstones, primarily associated with diamonds, gained prominence with the implementation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, an international initiative established in 2003 to prevent the trade in “blood diamonds” – diamonds that are mined in war zones and sold to finance armed conflict.
In addition to avoiding diamonds associated with conflict, conflict-free engagement rings may also emphasize ethical and environmentally responsible sourcing practices. This can include ensuring that the mining and processing of gemstones do not exploit workers, damage local communities, or harm the environment.
Conflict-free engagement rings by Abby Sparks Jewelry may be accompanied by certifications or guarantees to provide transparency and assurance that the gemstones used in the ring have been sourced responsibly and ethically.
We only work with responsibly sourced diamonds and gemstones, but the following stones are the only options that 100% guarantee your stone is socially and environmentally ethical.
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