Which Diamonds are Conflict-Free?

The diamond trade is rocked by the issue of conflict diamonds. This is where money obtained from diamond is used to fund civil wars and other human rights violations in some countries. This corrupt trade was very prominent in African countries such as Sierra Leona and Angola. The movie “Blood Diamonds” brought this vice to…

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What Diamonds Are Made Of?

Diamonds are considered the symbol of love, and are the most coveted of all gemstones. When we see diamonds at a jeweler, these look brilliant and sparkle from being polished to perfection. But, the look we see at the jewelry store is a far cry from the diamond’s humble beginnings. Do you really know what…

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Which Diamonds are the Best to Buy?

Diamonds are precious stones and they come in various sizes, shapes and quality which vary in value. Not all of them will serve the intended purpose. You need to be very cautious when buying diamonds since there are lots of the dealers that will not be honest because profit-making is their main goal. There are…

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What Diamonds are Not Blood Diamonds?

It is likely you’ve heard of “blood diamonds” or “conflict” diamonds, as these are sometimes referred. Blood diamonds are stones that are mined, usually by slave labor, in war torn countries. The diamonds are illegally traded to fund the cost of the war for insurgents who oppose internationally recognized governments. This illegal trade is not…

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