Conflict-Free Diamonds, Guaranteed
We take pride and care in ensuring that every diamond we sell is sourced from only legitimate sources. Diamonds purchased from Shiree Odiz are guaranteed to be conflict-free diamonds in compliance with the Patriot Act, Kimberley Process and various United Nations resolutions. Every supply source of Shiree Odiz is hand picked under the strictest internal guidelines and we only purchase diamonds from members of the world's leading diamond exchanges in Belgium, India, Israel and New York. Professional members of the trade are accepted after stringent background checks, multiple member referrals and periodic checks, ensuring that conflict or 'blood diamonds' stay out.
Conflict or Blood Diamonds are diamonds sold to fund conflict, civil war and terrorism as well as slave labor in many African countries. Blood diamonds have been known to fund civil war in Ivory Coast, armed conflict in Liberia, Congo and Angola as well as funding terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and Hezbollah. The United Nations officially recognized the severity of the conflict diamond trade in 1998 and in 2002 the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme was launched. The Kimberly Process is a system of record keeping and certification, tracing every stone from its origin in its raw state, all the way to its final destination as a polished diamond. Public awareness of the issue of conflict diamonds was enhanced with the release of the successful Leonardo DiCaprio movie Blood Diamond.