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.
Hollywood movies have added glamour and excitement to diamond heists, as well as provide viewers a cinematic experience on how they are executed without a hitch. This Brilliance infographic featuring some of the most famous ones shows the many “facets” that make up a high-profile diamond theft. It also describes the different profiles of those who work to make the heist a success: the hacker, the grafter, the mastermind, the thief, and the muscle guy.
If you are hoping to impress a loved one with a diamond ring this year why not do the smart thing and buy from a reputable diamond trader? By commissioning a jewellery designer you will not only get a ring made just for you but could also save yourself a considerable amount of money!
This infographic by Brilliance provides readers the basics of a diamond’s anatomy in a no-nonsense, highly informative manner. You’ll learn about the components of a diamond (table, crown, girdle, pavilion, and culet) in-depth, and educate yourself on how to evaluate the cut of a diamond via helpful diagrams. There are also handy tips and advice interspersed in the infographic which can prove especially helpful for first-time diamond buyers.
Diamonds have long been valued by people. We value them for many reasons including as a commodity, as a sign of love and also as a status symbol. The infographic below, published by DeBretts Online Jewellery, has many useful gems if information that will perhaps explain why we put so much value on these trinkets.
Let’s face it: buying a diamond can feel overwhelming and sometimes downright confusing. This is especially true if you’re shopping on a budget. The following diamond buying guide by Brilliance provides some tips on how to save money and still get that “WOW” factor when buying a diamond or a ring.
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.