You need a certificate to export rough diamonds.
You can export jewels, gold and precious metals without a licence or certificate, except for uncut (rough) diamonds.
There’s a ban on exporting precious and semi precious stones, gold and silver items and other luxury goods to North Korea or Syria.
Some countries may have import rules for certain goods. You can check by talking to your importer or getting help researching your export market.
You can only export rough diamonds within the EU and to countries in the Kimberley Process (KP) Certification Scheme or your goods may be seized. The Kimberley Process regulates the international trade in rough diamonds.
You must get a KP certificate to export each rough diamond shipment outside the EU.
How to apply
You must apply for a KP certificate from the Government Diamond Office. A certificate costs £37.
Once you’ve received your KP certificate, attach it to your consignment.
The Government Diamond Office privacy notice describes how the GDO manages the personal data that it receives for rough diamond trade related activities. It explains how the GDO will use your personal data, and what your rights are in relation to our use of your personal data.