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*
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.
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?
@MrsPhilly: yes, but it’s still wreaks havoc on the enviroment, though, if you throughly do your research and truly want a diamond, i sugguest that way. it mostly just shows amputees and such, as thats what the RUF’s favorite war crime is.
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 .
I don’t understand the use of diamonds in engagement/wedding rings. They could be put to much better use in science! Plus they fuel wars in Africa…I wonder what would happen if everyone just stopped buying diamonds? Plus, they’re not as rare as everyone thinks…the suppliers of the diamond industry are just with holding the diamonds they have. Not bashing diamonds…I could stare at those sparkly suckers all day, but there’s much better uses for them.