Dec. 6, 2006 – Certified Diamonds & Gemstones, Inc. (www.CertifiedDiamondDealers.com) embraces the release of Warner Brothers Pictures film “Blood Diamond”, as well as additional films and other media that shed light on the disturbing subject matter of conflict diamonds. In a recent speech to CDGI’s Board of Directors, Veronica Waldman, President & CEO of Certified DIamonds & Gemstones, Inc. expressed: “t is a story that needs to be told – if we are to prevent continuing tragedies flowing from from the abuse of diamond revenues. However, it is equally important to note that in peaceful African countries, diamonds have contributed needed funds that responsible governments have used to build roads, schools and housing. Diamond revenues have also helped governments greatly in Africa’s battle with the AIDS pandemic.”
To halt the trade of conflict diamonds, the diamond industry, human rights groups and government created the 2002 Kimberely Process. Today, the Kimberely Process effectively regulates 99% of the world’s rough diamond supply to prevent the sale of conflict diamonds.
Certified Diamonds & Gemstones, Inc. fully warrants that all of its certified loose colorless diamonds, loose colored fancy diamonds and Exotic Premium Merchandise is conflict-free and in full compliance with all applicable Kimberely Process Regulations and United Nations Resolutions. In addition, Certified Diamonds & Gemstones, Inc., by and through its professional trade associtaion membership(s), assists in furthering needed responsible ethical, social and environmental standards for the diamond industry.
In her concluding comments to the Board of Directors, President & CEO, Veronica Waldman proclaimed: “[D]iamonds are meant to be a gift of love and we at Certified Diamonds & Gemstones, Inc. abhor the way in which some rebel groups have used diamonds to fund conflict.” Certified Diamonds & Gemstones, Inc. welcomes private inquiries for Confidential Reduced Price Quotes for its conflict-free certified diamonds at www.CertifiedDiamondDealers.com.
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