Kimberley Process

The Kimberley Process started when Southern African diamond-producing states met in Kimberley, South Africa, in May 2000, to discuss ways to stop the trade in ‘conflict diamonds' and ensure that diamond purchases were not financing violence by rebel movements and their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments.

In December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution supporting the creation of an international certification scheme for rough diamonds. By November 2002, negotiations between governments, the international diamond industry and civil society organisations resulted in the creation of
the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) . The KPCS document sets out the requirements for controlling rough diamond production and trade. The KPCS entered into force in 2003, when participating countries started to implement its rules.

FRANCOIS JEWELLERS is a proud member of the Kimberly Process.

The Chevron Jewellers group is an elite buying group of top South African and Namibian Jewellers. Membership is exclusive and subject to a very strict approval process to ensure the honesty, reliabilty and integrity of the applicant. The Chevron Jewellers Group was established in 1970 and we are proud to be a member since 1988. Through the group we are able to provide our customers with the best possible prices.