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Conflict-Free Diamonds

What are conflict diamonds?

Conflict diamonds are used to fund civil wars, typically in central and western Africa. They’re also known as “blood diamonds” and are often associated with human-rights abuses.

Our conflict-free commitment

Kohl’s does not do business with any vendors that use conflict diamonds. We have signed contracts from our diamond-jewelry suppliers stating that all diamonds have been procured following the Kimberley process – a process designed to certify the origin of rough diamonds.

The Kimberley Process guarantee

For any product fabricated from rough diamonds mined from January 1, 2003, onward, the sellers warrant that the diamonds have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations Resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees the diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of the diamonds.

For any product fabricated from rough diamonds mined prior to January 1, 2003, the sellers warrant that conflict diamonds will not be knowingly sold and that, to the best of their ability, will undertake reasonable measures to help prevent the sale of conflict diamonds in this country.