Ethical sourcing of our rings and raw materials is a very high priority at e- Wedding Bands. We strongly believe in fair trade and labor practices and are very careful about the sources we choose for obtaining our precious metals and gemstones.
Virtually all of our precious metal wedding bands are created here in the USA, many in our own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. We have also gone to great lengths to insure that every diamond and gemstone is ethically sourced. We are frequently asked if we sell "Blood Diamonds" or "conflict diamonds", and the simple answer is no, there are no Blood or Conflict diamonds in our jewelry.
In 2000, a coalition of governments, non-governmental organizations and the diamond industry worked together to address the issue of conflict diamonds. In 2002, they established the Kimberley Process Certification System, a UN-backed process that has virtually eliminated the trade in conflict diamonds. Today, over 99% of the world's supply of diamonds is from sources free of conflict. The diamonds offered for sale on our site have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with the Kimberley Process Certification System and the United Nations Resolutions. e- Wedding Bands hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the suppliers of our diamonds, and that we have already undertaken reasonable measures to help prevent the sale of conflict diamonds in this country. Our fact sheet for more information about blood diamonds may be reviewed here.