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,...

Botswana evicts local tribals to make way for diamond mine

Botswana government announced the opening of Ghaghoo diamond mine inCentral Kalahari Game Reserve, ancestral land of Africa's Basarwa (Bushmen) tribe. The mine reportedly has...

Yet another promise from Kimberley Process

Kimberley Process Certification System official, Estanislau Buio, announced the KP commission's main priorities last week in Lunada, which include a follow-up on situation in Central Africa...

DDI raises grant from Rubel & Menasche

Rubel & Menasche, a French high-end specialty diamonds supplier, has announced a financial grant for Diamond Development Initiative. They have been one of the...

The 5th C of diamonds – Conflict

A recent report suggests that in parts of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Central Africa Republic (CAR), armed groups are being funded who...

Fairtrade Diamonds: A possibility and opportunity

Mining is a hazardous activity that involves tough working conditions, strict regulations and handling of dangerous chemicals, depending on the geology and type of...

CAR violence: Tragedy beneath the diamond sparkle

Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa, bordered by Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon but within...

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Why Lab-Grown Diamonds are also Forever

Diamonds are the number one gemstone choice for engagement rings, wedding bands, and the centerpiece of many famous jewelry pieces.   Ever wonder why “diamonds are...