Our brand promises not only to handcraft the most mesmerizing rings, but we guarantee that each captivating diamond we use in our designs is 100 percent conflict free. Integrity is one of our core values, and along with creating stunning, authentically unique designs and offering life-long customer assistance, we extend you the assurance that your forever captivating Kirk Kara ring has been responsibly sourced. Here’s why that matters:
1. Conflict diamonds are illegally traded to fund violence:
Conflict diamonds, or as they more popularly called, “blood diamonds,” are rough diamonds used to fund rebel armies fighting legitimite governments. The causes funded by blood diamonds violently impact civillians in war-torn areas and supports groups that disregard human rights and international law. Because companies like ours choose to only buy diamonds certified conflict free, more than 99 percent of the worlds diamonds are from conflict free sources.
2. When you buy conflict free, you make a global difference:
The diamond industry supports 10 million people a year. But only diamonds certified as conflict free are guaranteed to generate income that positively helps the global economy in ways such as: providing jobs and health care, fighting HIV and AIDS, educating children, and improving worker conditions and pay worldwide
3. Integrity is part of who we are:
For us, using diamonds that make a positive global impact instead of blood diamonds is the obvious choice. Being socially responsible, compassionate and taking interest in human rights issues is in our genes. Artin, the founder of our brand and creator of the first Kirk Kara ring, was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide and escaped when his father was killed in 1915. The first ring he created was inspired by his father’s handcrafted jewelry and made with love for his bride, Angel. It is essential that our designs are made ethically and represent the heart and integrity of our original craftsmen. When you buy a Kirk Kara ring, you’re choosing to be a part of a brand that endeavors to make a difference, in the world and in your love story.