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Conflict Diamonds

Avital & Co.

If you can imagine it, we’ll create it since 1957

Conflict Diamonds

Avital and Co., located in the heart of the world famous Diamond District located in New York City (NYC), take enormous pride in all of the diamonds and gemstones that we acquire.  Therefore, you can rest assured that any diamond piece of jewelry that you purchase from us is guaranteed to be conflict free.  We believe that a diamond is a symbol of love and integrity and should have a positive energy to pass down from generation to generation.

For the past two decades, there has been serious concern about blood diamond trafficking.  A conflict diamond (also called a blood diamond, converted diamond, hot diamond, or war diamond) is a term used for a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity.  The term is used to highlight the negative consequences of the diamond trade in certain areas, or to label an individual diamond as having come from such an area.  Diamonds mined during the recent civil wars in Angola, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, and other nations have been given the label.  The term conflict minerals refer to analogous situations involving other gems.[i]

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

To help prevent the trafficking of blood diamonds from entering the mainstream rough diamond market, The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was established in 2003 by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/56 following recommendations in the Fowler Report. The process was set up "to ensure that diamond purchases were not financing violence by rebel movements and their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments.[1]

In addition to the KPCS, other measures have been taken to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the United States.  On January 18, 2001, President Bill Clinton issued Executive Order 13194[2] , which prohibited the importation of rough diamonds from Sierra Leone into the United States in accordance with the UN resolutions, and on May 22, 2001, President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13213[3], which banned rough diamond importation from Liberia into the United States.  Furthermore, the US enacted the Clean Diamond Trade Act (CDTA) on April 25, 2003, and implemented on July 29, 2003 by Executive Order 13312. This piece of legislation implements the KPCS process as a law in the United States[4].

Avital & Co., located in the heart of the world famous Diamond District in New York City (NYC), takes extreme measures to make sure that every diamond and gem stone that we acquire goes through our GIA trained gemologists to make sure that you are purchasing the best diamond possible that is conflict free and full of positive energy.

Here at Avital & Co., located in the heart of the world famous Diamond District in New York City (NYC), we believe in taking care of our current and future customers.  Therefore, Avital & Co. offers many beneficial services that are free included but not limited to our Referring a Friend Program, our free Client Loyalty Rewards Program where you earn free loyalty dollar points towards future purchases, free jewelry cleaning, free verbal appraisals, free consultations, and many other free services.  In addition use our free and convenient layaway program where you may be eligible for an additional free 2,500 client loyalty dollar points (cash value of $25) towards your future purchase here at Avital & Co.  Register with us and receive your first free 2,500 client loyalty dollar points (cash value of $25) towards your first purchase valued at $150 or more here at Avital & Co.

To all of you, from all of us at Avital & Co. - Thank you and Happy Shopping.