Blood Diamonds…the documentary.

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@SoonToBeSerra:  

 

Thank you!! I’ve been trying to research actual articles regarding blood diamonds and the amount of available information is so scarce! Maybe I shouldn’t use “blood diamonds” in my search? Things that make you go *hmmm*

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I watched the history of blood diamonds on wednesday when I was home sick! I couldn’t believe my eyes! Soooo happy we decided to go with moissanite instead of a diamond, neither of us are interested in supporting the diamond industry any longer.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@SoonToBeSerra:  Same for us, my SO wanted a diamond too- mainly because I think he didn’t know there was anything else. Now he’s very happy with the moissanite after seeing the price tag Wink

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ok so I’m not going to watch the video bc you said it’s graphic and I’m a terrible wimp… Maybe this is my naivete showing itself, who knows… but shouldn’t a Canadian diamond be fine?  Harvested humanely? 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@SoonToBeSerra: thanks for the Link. Interesting.

I have heard rumors that there may be a documentary in the works about inhumanely treated overseas workers that facet/cut the processed silicon carbide(moissanite) and assemble some of the jewelry pieces it is used in. I don’t know if the documentary will also include the environmental issues created by the chemicals/factories where simulants such as cz and moissanite are made.

I’ll post a link if I can find it again.

@Katie918:“neither of us are interested in supporting the diamond industry

I understand. Am sure its possible to have the diamond melee in your ring setting removed too in addition to the large center diamond .

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@gemgirl6:  We’re actually having the entire ring made with moissanite 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I understand many women choose to tell others their ring is a Moissanite. However, many women do not and pass it off as a diamond. Even if you do tell people it is a Moissy, many wont know that. 

Isnt having something that looks just like a diamond (even if it isn’t) supporting the diamond trend? 

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