(Closed) Certificate says my diamond is conflict free – what does that really mean?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t remember what it says on the certificate exactly, but there was a whole lot more information on the diamond. 

I just saw that you know what blood diamonds are, but here’s link to the BE education page, there might be some more info on what a cert should include http://www.brilliantearth.com/about_products/

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

If I recall correctly (the papers on my diamond are in a safe deposit box), I got two certificates with my e-ring. One is the AGS certification, stating details of the ring and that it is engraved with a serial number and a maple leaf on the girdle (the diamond is canadian). Then I also got a certificate from the Canadian mine stating a lot of the same details, the serial number, that it is  a conflict free diamond, and the details of the mine it came from.

My wedding band also has canadian diamonds, and I have a certificate from brilliant earth stating the serial number of the ring and that the diamonds came from two seperate canadian mines. It says that the diamonds are guaranteed to be conflict free.

I don’t know a lot about the different certifications, but I feel like you should have more information about your ring. Our jeweler told us that conflict free diamonds should have information with them tracking them from mine to store.

Post # 5
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780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I CAN HELP!!!  (I’m SUCH a diamond girl).  Ok so, In Sierra Leone (and other places but Leone is the MOST talked about), there is basically a major controversy about the inhumane conditions in which diamond “big wigs” are treating the actual workers and how the diamonds are being mined.  There are babies…children working in those mines in addition to poor adults who are losing limbs, their eyes/eyesight, getting crushed, without being paid much of anything at all.  And we don’t like that.  So if your diamond is “conflict-free” it means that the jeweler did NOT buy any diamonds in your ring from these “Conflict mines”.  Congrats!!!  It’s an honor!!

(I only, ONLY deal with conflict-free jewelers)!!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@katieebee: I think she knows what a conflict-free diamond is, but wondering if her certification is actually correct.

@beebeebuzzbuzz: My fiance keeps forgetting to give me the papers regarding my diamond and ring. But I’m asking him now what’s on it and if it says more than “conflict free”. He went to Shane Co and from what I remember their diamonds are advertised as conflict free… but that doesn’t mean anything. When he showed me the papers it was pretty thick, so I’m guessing it has more than the phrase “Conflict Free” but I could be wrong. I’ll let you know once he tells me 🙂

Post # 8
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436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

so it means it comes from a mine that is not fighting over diamond rights or slavery. (my fi did alot of research when he bought my ring)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@FutureHarp:Yes ma’am.  A mine that doesn’t provide harsh conditions for it’s workers that could cause them to be killed, disfigured or disabled.  Also, it’s a mine that doesn’t use it’s funds to finance other unethical industries.

Post # 10
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3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@katieebee: Hey katiebee, I’m sorry if I offended you. 🙁 I really wasn’t trying to… I honestly thought that you didn’t understand her post. I’m really not into being mean to people and causing conflicts, so I apologize. I was trying to keep her post on topic since we’ve had some heated discussions for the past few weeks on here.

Let me know, ok? I don’t want to start any fights.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@beebeebuzzbuzz: Is it possible for you or your fiance to call the jeweler and ask? Kind of weird that they don’t offer more info, especially since buying a conflict free diamond is such an important selling point for lots of consumers. Buyers have to hold jewelers accountable to ensure diamonds are coming from ethical sources.

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