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Jewelry Industry Should Help World Bank to End Poverty

Jewelry News | Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Diamond, colored gemstone, and gold miners are some of the poorest people on earth, even though they help make a luxury product. The best way to resolve this paradox seems obvious: increase miners’ earnings. Global sales of diamond jewelry reached ...

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Rebel Group in Congo Gives Up Fight, Surrenders

Jewelry News | Fri, Nov 8, 2013

The largest rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo decided to lay down its weapons this week. The surrender of the M23 rebels, an ethnic Tutsi group that gets much of its funding from gold mining, provides a glimmer of hope that Congo’s ...

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Why Gemstone Bans Work, Even When They Don’t

Jewelry News | Mon, Nov 4, 2013

Back in 2005, a civil war in Côte d’Ivoire was tearing the country apart. The country’s richest diamond mining zones were controlled by rebel forces. To prevent the rebels from financing themselves using diamonds, the United Nations (UN) placed an ...

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Diamond Company Funds Soccer Cup, Lets Evicted People Starve

Jewelry News | Wed, Oct 30, 2013

The soccer match was played just over two weeks ago, on a Sunday night in Harare, Zimbabwe. The home town team, Dynamos, was up against How Mine, a team from Bulawayo, in the quarterfinal round of the annual Mbada Diamonds Cup, a national soccer ...

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The World’s Diamond Mining Countries In One Handy Pie Chart

Jewelry News | Sun, Oct 27, 2013

What country do most diamonds come from? Throughout history, the answer to that question has changed repeatedly. A thousand years ago, most diamonds came from India. About 250 years ago, Brazil was the largest supplier of diamonds. One hundred years ...

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Gold Mining a Risky Bet as Haiti Recovers From Earthquake

Jewelry News | Wed, Oct 23, 2013

Haiti hasn’t had an easy time of it. The poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti is a nation where half the population earns less than a dollar a day. Then came the earthquake in January 2010. The disaster caused more than 200,000 deaths and ...

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Miners in Congo Are Trapped in Modern Slavery, Report Says

Jewelry News | Sun, Oct 20, 2013

The new movie Twelve Years a Slave is starting to generate discussion about the horrors of slavery in 19th century America and the legacy of slavery today. But hopefully, it also contributes to a growing recognition that slavery still exists in many ...

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Brilliant Earth Among First in U.S. to Offer Fairmined Gold

Jewelry News | Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Brilliant Earth this week became one of the first jewelers in America to offer a jewelry collection made exclusively of Fairmined gold. The Fairmined gold label provides independent certification that gold comes from mining cooperatives that pay ...

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Nelson Mandela’s Surprising Legacy On Blood Diamonds

Jewelry News | Sun, Oct 13, 2013

With Nelson Mandela now 95 and in poor health, there’s been a lot of conversation lately about his legacy. So here’s one of the more intriguing photos to emerge of Mandela. The photo shows a smiling Mandela at a party he hosted at his home in 1997, ...

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The Story Behind Our “Beyond Conflict Free” Standard

Jewelry News | Tue, Oct 8, 2013

When consumers shop for responsibly-sourced products, they’re often greeted by a host of words. In the food world, consumers may see labels ranging from “organic” to “antibiotic-free” to “free range.” For a lot of products including coffee and now ...

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