This ring is handcrafted in 22K gold and blackened sterling silver and features a raw cube non-conflict diamond.
Using real diamonds in jewelry can be controversial and I am as concerned as you are when it comes with assessing the origin of the diamonds I use.
Historically, a large number of diamond mining operations have been tainted by violence, human rights abuses, poverty, environmental degradation, and other issues. For this reason, the Kimberley Process, a government-led certification scheme, was initiated in 2003 in a bid to clean up the diamond trade. This process requires member states to set up an import and export control system for rough diamonds - thus creating the concepts of conflict-free diamonds. Over 75 of the world's diamond producing, trading and manufacturing countries participate in the scheme. I only offer in my jewelry diamonds that have been certified through the Kimberley Process, which narrowly defines conflict diamonds as diamonds that finance rebel movements against recognized governments. For this reason, I only use reputable sources that offer diamonds that have been carefully selected for their ethical and environmentally responsible origins.