• Kimberley Process

    International certification program designed to follow a diamond from it’s origin as a rough diamond straight through to the finished product; its purpose is to ensure that diamonds come from sources which are free of conflict, unlike blood diamond, and are not traded to fund wars and violence. Click here to learn more about the Kimberley Process.

  • Kimberlite

    Blue-coloured rock from which most diamonds are mined, usually found in a kimberlite pipe or fissure.

  • Knot

    Type of inclusion; a knot is an included crystal that reaches and breaks through the surface of a diamond, sometime leaving a slightly raised or burnt area.