Conflict diamonds are diamonds illegally traded to fund conflict in war-torn areas, particularly in central and western Africa. The United Nations defines conflict diamonds as "...diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council."
All of our diamonds are only acquired through legitimate sources that are not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with the United Nations Resolutions. J&C Martin insists that all our suppliers guarantee that any diamonds are conflict free, and that written guarantees are provided by the supplier to that effect.
J&C Martin brand jewellery is made on the premises by hand. We are one of the few jewellers that do not have our pieces made in factories abroad - where many of the employees work in poor conditions for very little money. Our aim is to produce beautiful handmade products that are not at the expense of communities, workers or the environment.