World Diamond Council updates website for easier access to The System of Warranties guidelines

Author: Diamond World News Service, Published on: 14 January 2015

The World Diamond Council (WDC) has improvised its website to allow the industry an easier access to The System of Warranties (SoW) guidelines, taking another step towards its efforts against conflict diamonds..."One of my priorities as president is to enhance the WDC's outreach to the industry," states Edward Asscher...The...SoW is a voluntary system of industry self-regulation, created to support and strengthen the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. The...[SoW] requires the buyers and sellers of rough diamonds, polished diamonds, and jewellery containing diamonds to include specific wording on every invoice...The SoW is a cornerstone of the WDC, whose goal is to serve as a global communication point regarding the UN-mandated Kimberley Process, a joint government, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds.

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