Events that shaped the diamond industry in 2015

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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

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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 –...

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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Money laundering and other fraudulent activities in the diamond trade have been on rise. HSBC leaks not just confirms this but also reveals the...

CAR Conflict Diamonds making way in the trade

Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the top ten diamond producing countries in the world. The country, home to 4.6 million people, ranks 185...

Jewelers in UK and Ireland take positive steps towards ethical sourcing

The Jewelry Ethics Committee UK (JEC-UK), which began its work in 2009, has been researching jewelry supply chains in and around UK and providing...

Canadian Diamond Code of conduct – A guarantee for conflict-free diamonds

Deepak International, a diamond polishing company in Northwestern territories of Canada, bought rights to polar bear symbol of diamonds representing the territories sustainably mined diamonds,...

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Lightbox’s decision to not provide certification for its Lab-grown diamond jewelry...

De Beers, world’s largest diamond miner will start selling Lab-grown diamond jewelry from September through their brand Lightbox. The miner who said it would...