Tag: Blood Diamonds

Where Do Blood Diamonds Come From?

Where Do Blood Diamonds Come From?

April 17, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Diamonds are a girls best friend, right? But where do these shiny gems come from and what exactly is a “blood diamond?” This infographic from Masters-in-Business.net takes a look at this ongoing issue.

Why You Should Care Where Your Diamond Comes From

Why You Should Care Where Your Diamond Comes From

April 16, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Why do so many couples care where their diamonds come from? Maybe the best answer to that question is that many diamonds are tainted by bloodshed and violence. But the ethical problems facing the diamond industry run deep, and are more varied than some people realize. In too many ways, diamond mining contributes to the exploitation of people and the environment.

Blood Diamonds On The High Street

Blood Diamonds On The High Street

March 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In 2003 the United Nations introduced the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) to certify that diamonds are conflict free. The KPCS defines conflict diamonds as those which are funding rebel armies in areas of conflict. One flaw in the process is that it does not recognize governments who are committing acts of violence in their own country.