IMPACT quits Kimberley Process certification scheme

Kimberley Process
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) has been misused to make consumers believe that conflict diamonds have been virtually banished. The definition of conflict diamonds...

Illegal trade of conflict diamonds continue despite EU ban in Zimbabwe

Conflict diamonds
The origin of mined diamonds has long been a controversy. Some of these diamonds have been known to support civil wars, insurgency and warlord...

Traffickers find new ways to trade conflict diamonds

Conflict diamonds
Numerous bans in the past including the Kimberley Process ban of trading diamonds from Central African Republic (CAR) in 2013, have been put forth...

The hogwash of Kimberley Process, while conflict diamonds continue to enter...

Conflict Diamonds
Definition of Conflict Diamonds by Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) as “rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments” is...

Diamond Industry malpractices hurt livelihood in Koidu – Panama Papers

Diamond Industry
Dangerous working conditions, low wages, forced displacement, disturbed community living, rebel wars – these factors have tainted diamond mining sector. Tax evasion, money laundering...

Conflict Diamonds – From CAR to Cameroon and onwards

Conflict Diamonds
Partnership Africa Canada (PAC), a non-governmental group recently published a report, called ‘Conflict to Illicit’. The report talks about the illicit trade of diamonds...

Would Mother Nature Wear a ‘Conflict-Free’ Diamond?

Diamond
I was lucky enough to grow up in and around Sydney’s Bondi Beach in the 80’s, which I believe is one of the most...

Dark shades of sparkle – Curses of mined diamonds

Mined Diamonds
The multibillion dollar diamond industry with vast geographical spread of value chain, illustrates human quest for doing business, which brings out diamond. Diamond is...

Civil Society Groups respond to KP Chair’s disparaging comments

KP
The curses of mined diamonds, whether conflict financing, human rights abuses, money laundering, tax evasions, forced & child labor, environmental destruction or terrorism, are...

Diamond roughs pricing may have global standards in future

Diamond roughs
Around USD 57 billion worth of diamond roughs are traded worldwide annually. These rough trading include diamond miners selling directly to their clients, through...

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The truth about “Conflict-Free” Diamonds?

If you’ve been around, near, or in a jewelry store, whether brick-and-mortar or online, it’s very likely you’ve heard of the term “conflict-free.” Perhaps...