What the Kimberley Process Doesn’t Want You To Know — Sharon Z Jewelry

When a Summertime of 2021 meeting of the Kimberley Process (KP) turned contentious, I found hope.

This is not an attempt to “come across a silver lining” in a awful scenario. I was nowhere near this assembly, have no associations to this team and only needle them on the web on celebration. But this time, for after, I saw more and additional persons accumulating on the web to accept what was happening in front of our eyes. And that what is occurring is a direct resistance to accountability or oversight.

The KP resists oversight at every flip and in the procedure, they shoot on their own and the diamond sector in the foot. The Kimberley Approach Civil Society, an organization developed to present accountability to the KP, could not sway KP members to hold on their own accountable. Blocking observers to an opaque system like the KP will not develop have faith in and it turns the whole course of action into the punchline to a dim joke. In small, every single time the KP refuses accountability, a lab-developed diamond gets its wings.

You may well believe that I would come to feel discouraged or all set to toss in the towel, but no. I know that I am not alone in this any longer. Far more than at any time, jewelers, activists, people, and miners about the globe identify this as a damaged process. And we are obtaining new approaches to operate with each other outside the house of it. Designers are embracing mine-to-industry gemstones for their elegance and their transparency. Individuals are more ready than ever to search for out the most ethical jewellery they can discover. Corporations and activists are working with mining communities to find new methods to work alongside one another. This all provides me hope for a potential jewelry marketplace with fairness developed suitable in.

The enthusiasm is there, the drive for extra ethical diamonds is there, but the route to getting them is entire of road blocks. Clearing the route to a extra ethical method needs transparency and political will. If they cannot do it, then we will.

For a lot more looking through:

https://www.pactworld.org/our-expertise/mining

https://www.kpcivilsociety.org/push/kimberley-process-civil-society-coalition-calls-for-urgent-sector-action-end-the-ongoing-move-of-conflict-diamonds/

https://www.kpcivilsociety.org/action/look at-webinar-conflict-diamonds-are-true-true-discuss-is-scarce-impacted-communities-want-answers/

From 2014, but terrific for background –

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