Post # 1
I have heard so many woman on the hive say how they do not like to support the diamond industry because they are blood diamonds, and they would not want to support anything to do with conflict diamonds,
I have I am doing a research paper on the kimberley process. I thought, when choosing this topic, that the kimberley process, is somewhat of a joke, that it is not foolproof, and that many many diamonds are still blood diamonds. After reading about it online, and learning about it, it seems as if blood diamonds are fairly rare to come across (In canada and the US, and the other 75 countries apart of the process). Is this true, what is your opinion. If you have any links that would be great!
Post # 4
My view was that the artificial market in diamonds generated by the diamond industry’s relentless advertisement that all love must be accompanied by a diamond is what makes diamonds valuable enough so that blood diamonds are economically possible. So I wanted to avoid any diamonds, whether or not the specific diamond I got was a blood diamond.
Post # 5
I’m not sure what the kimberely process is. My opinion on the entire diamond controversy is that there’s little to no guarantee where your diamond came from. There’s a lot of terrible trades in Africa you may not now about, and buying a diamond is no different than buying a shirt from Walmart that was sweated over by some poor Chinese woman in an overnight factory. Unfortunately, a lot of pain goes into our merchandise, but I’m not going to spend half my life googling fair-trade companies- if I so happen to cross one I’m happy with, great! I’ll keep buying. But if my Zales diamond came from Africa? Well, it’s what my husband bought me, has symbolic meaning, and was what we could afford.
Post # 6
My fi is a jeweler. His dad’s been “working in the biz” for 35+ years -and works directly with many mines. As both of them have explained to me – there’s really only 1 or 2 mines in Africa that are “blood diamonds.” The likelihood of coming across a “blood diamond” is extremely rare.