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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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The China Challenge: What China’s Rise Means for Ethical Jewelry (Pa…

Jewelry News | Mon, Sep 30, 2013

This is the third blog in a three-part blog series on China and the jewelry trade. The first blog can be found here and the second one can be found here.   To return to our original question: what about our theory of consumer-driven change? In a ...

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The China Challenge: What China’s Rise Means for Ethical Jewelry…

Jewelry News | Thu, Sep 26, 2013

The following blog is the second in a three-part blog series on China and the jewelry trade. The first blog in the series can be found here.   It’s always a good idea to be cautious when making broad generalizations about a country’s government ...

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The China Challenge: What China’s Rise Means for Ethical Jewelry…

Jewelry News | Tue, Sep 24, 2013

The following blog is the first in a three-part blog series on China and the jewelry trade.   Last June, as President Obama began a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a California ranch, dozens of the world’s diplomats had just ...

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Pink Panther Thieves Fool Diamond Certification Scheme

Jewelry News | Wed, Sep 18, 2013

What is the secret to being a good diamond thief? Contrary to what you might think, the best diamond thieves aren’t necessarily the ones who are good at stealing diamonds. They’re the people who are best able to sell stolen diamonds on the black ...

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As Election Nears, Diamond Violence Could Flare in Zimbabwe

Jewelry News | Mon, Jul 1, 2013

Two weeks ago, a 58-year-old politician in Zimbabwe named Edward Chindori-Chininga allegedly drove his Jeep Cherokee through an intersection and rammed it into a tree. He died instantly, according to Zimbabwean police. Some observers, however, think ...

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Kimberley Process Suspends Central African Republic

Jewelry News | Mon, Jun 24, 2013

The Kimberley Process, the international body that is supposed to stop the trade in conflict diamonds, has banned diamond exports from the Central African Republic. The decision comes after a rebel coalition overthrew the country’s dictator, Francois ...

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Zimbabwean Rights Groups Speak Out Against Blood Diamonds

Jewelry News | Tue, May 28, 2013

Who could be against trying to solve the blood diamond problem in Zimbabwe? Well, we follow debates in the diamond industry closely, and we occasionally see an argument (often from the very people tied to human rights abuses) that goes like this: All ...

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Are You Calling About that Murder? Um, Here’s Our Switchboard

Jewelry News | Tue, May 7, 2013

In early March, a man named Herbert Manhanga was walking in the vicinity of the valuable Marange diamond fields in eastern Zimbabwe. Manhanga lived nearby, and a few other local residents were with him. According to Manhanga’s sister, the group ...

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A Tale of Two Diamond Heists

Jewelry News | Sun, Mar 10, 2013

We’d like to discuss two recent diamond heists – both outrageous, both similar in some coincidental details, but each causing a very different world reaction.   The first one happened a few weeks ago in Belgium. Eight thieves wearing police ...

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