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...

Diamond companies need to close the sustainability gap, fast – HBR

Sustainability
A new article by Harvard Business Review (HBR) essays why luxury brands including diamond companies no longer ignore sustainability, quoting a new report by...

Events that shaped the diamond industry in 2015

Diamond
1) Diamond industry’s miseries are far from over Demand for diamonds have decreased and stagnated, especially with a slump in China, and has amplified the...

Diamond Mining destroying Brazil’s environment and indigenous communities

Diamond Mining
Diamond mining is not only crushing Africa’s ecosystem and locals, and giving rise to Conflict Diamonds but also destroying Brazil’s environment, threatening its indigenous...

In most likelihood, it’s a Blood Diamond on your finger –...

Amnesty
What was true of Blood Diamonds in Sierra Leone, as portrayed in the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer, is still true for many of the diamond...

African firm blacklisted for dealing in Blood Diamonds

Blood Diamonds
‘Kardiam’ – the Belgian arm of Central African Republic’s (CAR) diamond trading company BADICA, has been blacklisted by UN Sanctions Committee over alleged involvement...

Blood Diamonds keeping African insurgent groups thrive

Blood Diamonds
Conflict Diamonds were supposed to be a thing of past but even after 15 years of Kimberley Process, blood diamonds are still being generated...

Blood Diamonds continue to taint the industry

Blood Diamonds
The diamond industry is known for its selective amnesia. It conveniently forgets the continuing crisis happening in the African continent due to diamond mining...

Dirty, Bloody Diamonds – HSBC leaks

Diamonds [Image Courtesy: Tamasin Ford]
Money laundering and other fraudulent activities in the diamond trade have been on rise. HSBC leaks not just confirms this but also reveals the...

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No buyers for the largest uncut diamond ‘Lesedi La Rona’

The current positon of the largest rough diamond is held by ‘Lesedi La Rona’ a whopping 1,109 carat uncut diamond mined by Lucara Diamond...