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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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Eli Izhakoff: We explicitly suggest that diamonds tainted by violence should be considered "conflict" material, and therefore subject to KP sanctions

05 june 2012

Eli Izhakoff, President of the World Diamond Council, addressing the Intercessional Meeting of the Kimberley Process, which opened yesterday in Washington, D.C., stressed that KP members in the producing countries must understand that the success of the diamond industry is closely associated with consumer sentiment, and the retailers and all the other industry participants along the chain of distribution must appreciate that the stability of supply in the diamond pipeline will require fair distribution of revenue and added value in the producing areas.
Over the past decade we have come to appreciate that if we want to create a sustainable business, then the environment needs to be devoid of ethical challenges, he said adding that the public's understanding of what is a conflict diamond has evolved, even though the original definition in the KP Core Documents remains the same.
He mentioned the words of Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic, the KP Chair, who stated in her address to the World Diamond Council Annual Meeting in Vicenza two weeks ago that in many respects a broader definition has been applied de facto, but the time has come to codify it in the KP statutes.
What the World Diamond Council proposes is to broaden the original definition of conflict diamonds to include goods associated with “diamond-related violence in rough diamond producing and trading areas,” the WDC President continued.
“In other words we explicitly suggest that diamonds tainted by violence should be considered "conflict" material, and therefore subject to KP sanctions, which the World Diamond Council will help monitor through the promotion of its system of warranties throughout the diamond pipeline,” Eli Izhakoff stressed. “But we specify that the violence must be associated with industry-related activities in diamond producing and/or trading areas.”
“Clearly the devil will be in the details, but given our history I am confident that we will be able to find the common ground. It will, of course, require a meeting of the minds of many of the individuals seated in this assembly today. But that is good news, because while we clearly do not agree on everything, the fact that we are here indicates our collective commitment to the principle of ridding the world of conflict diamonds.”

Tatiana Alexandrova, Rough&Polished, Moscow