Melanie’s features a range of diamond rings and jewellery to suit every budget and taste.

If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we will source that special item from our suppliers – no obligation.

Conflict Free Diamonds

Diamonds are beautiful but they haven’t always had a beautiful past. Conflict Diamonds, commonly know as blood diamonds, war diamonds, hot diamonds or red diamonds are those that are mined in war zones with the proceeds used to fund rebel movements or their allies, to finance armed conflicts aimed at undermining legitimate governments.

The term is used to highlight the negative consequences of the diamond trade in certain areas, or to label on individual diamond as coming from such an area.

In July 2000, the World diamond Congress at Antwerp, adopted a resolution to strengthen the diamond industry’s ability to block sales of conflict diamonds. The resolution called for an international certification system on import and export of all diamonds. Legislation provides that countries only accept officially sealed packages of diamonds. This is called the Kimberly Process Certification System

The industry as a whole has been working to put a stop to this and is an issue we take extremely seriously at Melanie’s Matthews Family Jewellers. We only work with suppliers that can prove their diamonds are conflict free and we are proud members of the Jewellers Association of Australia and adhere to their strict code of ethics.