Natural diamonds are formed over millions of years in the crust of the earth and modern, commercial mining began in the 1870’s. Roughly thirty percent of diamonds that are mined are used for the jewelry industry. The other seventy percent are used in commercial applications for blades and cutters. The majority of diamonds are mined in Africa but Australia, Russia and Canada are also big producers.
In 2003, The Kimberly Process was in full effect, mandating that diamonds were conflict free (commonly called blood diamonds), meaning that diamond suppliers had to uphold and provide transparency and prove that funds from diamonds were not funding privatize organizations which threatened organized government. Rest assured that we only do business with reputable businesses that uphold the Kimberly Process.