Brinker’s Jewelers is committed to procuring gemstones, diamonds, and precious metals that are obtained through socially and environmentally responsible means. We implement and enforce efforts that assure integrity of our sources and social standards of manufacturing. It is our mandatory policy to only purchase loose gemstones or jewelry containing gemstones that have been approved through the Kimberly Process.
The Kimberley Process (KP) is a joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds – rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments. The trade in these illicit stones has fueled decades of devastating conflicts in countries such as Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sierra Leone.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) imposes extensive requirements on its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as ‘conflict-free’. As of December 2009, the KP has 49 members, representing 75 countries, with the European Community and its Member States counting as an individual participant.
Abiding by the rules and guidelines of The Kimberly Process insures that we never purchase from regions of the world where trading in such stones funds governments engaging in human rights violations. In a global business like jewelry, we feel that our commitment to community extends far beyond the local area that we directly serve and represent.