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Belgium Gets Unethical Diamonds for Valentine’s Day

Jewelry News | Fri, Feb 14, 2014

A year ago around Valentine’s Day, the rights group Global Witness warned against efforts by Belgium to lift European sanctions on Zimbabwean diamonds. It noted then that a “love triangle” had developed between Belgian diamond dealers, the Belgian ...

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Kimberley Process Lifts Ban on Marange Diamonds

Jewelry News | Fri, Nov 11, 2011

It’s now official. The Kimberley Process, the international diamond certification scheme, has decided to permit the export of diamonds from the controversial Marange diamond fields in eastern Zimbabwe. The decision brings an end to a long-running ...

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Brilliant Earth Partner Wins Human Rights Award

Jewelry News | Tue, Sep 20, 2011

Every year, a handful of courageous individuals receive the Alison Des Forges Award from Human Rights Watch, a leading international human rights group. The award, according to Human Rights Watch, “celebrates the valor of individuals who put their ...

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BBC Report: Zimbabwe Running Torture Camps for Diamond Miners

Jewelry News | Fri, Aug 26, 2011

An investigation by the BBC has revealed the existence of torture camps near the valuable Marange diamond fields in eastern Zimbabwe. According to the article, the main torture camp is located just a mile away from one of the principal Marange ...

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Zimbabwe: Leading Human Rights Abuser May Become Leading Diamond Expor…

Jewelry News | Mon, Oct 4, 2010

The discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1867 gave rise to the modern diamond industry and made South Africa the world’s leading diamond exporter. With new discoveries since then, however, other countries have surpassed South Africa in diamond ...

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Kimberley Process Approves Marange Exports

Jewelry News | Tue, Jul 20, 2010

Countries belonging to the Kimberley Process, the international system created to stop the trade in conflict diamonds, have been deliberating for more than a month over whether to allow Zimbabwe to export diamonds from the valuable Marange diamond ...

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Farai Maguwu, Human Rights Advocate, Imprisoned by Zimbabwean Authorit…

Jewelry News | Mon, Jun 21, 2010

To advance our social mission at Brilliant Earth, we work closely with advocacy organizations in diamond-rich developing countries. Although we have always greatly admired the people who staff and lead these groups, we recently were reminded that ...

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Diamond Smuggling from Zimbabwe Forces Acknowledgment of KP Failures

Jewelry News | Tue, May 18, 2010

So far, in dealing with Zimbabwe’s shocking human rights violations, the approach of the Kimberley Process (KP) has been threefold: minimize Zimbabwe’s actions, slap the Zimbabwean government ever so lightly on the wrists, and then hope for the best. ...

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Mugabe to Kimberley Process: Don’t Try to Stop Us

Jewelry News | Thu, Mar 25, 2010

As a South African monitor arrives in Zimbabwe to assess the human rights situation, a decisive moment looms for the Kimberley Process (KP), the international diamond certification scheme whose stated purpose is to combat the problem of conflict ...

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In Wake of Kimberley Process Decision, Zimbabwe Military Leaders Poise…

Jewelry News | Wed, Dec 30, 2009

When the Kimberley Process (KP) in early November chose not to suspend Zimbabwe for human rights abuses in the country’s diamond fields, the KP defended its decision on the grounds that the Zimbabwean government could be coaxed into cleaning up ...

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