The Kimberley Certification Scheme (KCS) commenced when southern African diamond-producing countries met in May 2000 in Kimberley, South Africa to discuss ways of ending diamonds being used to fund violence. Later that year the United Nations General Assembly adopted this landmark resolution controlling and documenting the movement of all rough diamonds.
Cape Diamonds only sells diamonds approved by the Kimberley Certification Scheme. This ensures that your diamond from us is conflict free.
Conflict Free Gold & Platinum
In the past, few benefitted from South Africa’s great natural resources such as gold and diamonds.
The Mining Charter passed by the South African government aims to give more opportunity to previously disadvantaged people. The Diamonds and Precious Metals Regulator issues permits only to companies who comply with these regulations.
Cape Diamonds is committed to skills transfer to historically disadvantaged people, and to the South Africa government’s BEE requirements.