A conflict-free diamond means a diamond that’s mined and shipped without connection to rebel or terror groups.When you get a conflict-free diamond, it means it follows a process that prevents any societal and environmental harm. Procedures and agreements like The Kimberley Process are in place to guarantee that diamonds are mined and shipped according to certain ethical standards. Diamonds that don’t abide by these practices are referred to as blood diamonds or conflict diamonds. Blood diamonds often originate in war-torn areas and are illegally traded. These diamonds gained attention during the Sierra Leone civil war in the 1990s, which was depicted in the 2006 movie Blood Diamond—showing how rebel groups engaged in brutal tactics to smuggle and sell diamonds.