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From Miner to Lover, Five Facets of Nelson Mandela

Jewelry News | Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s passing has prompted an outpouring of tributes and remembrances. People everywhere are mourning Mandela’s loss and celebrating his life and legacy. They are also puzzling over what his life has to teach us.   So many words have ...

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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 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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Diamonds May Have Rigged Zimbabwean Election

Jewelry News | Mon, Aug 5, 2013

Before saying more about Zimbabwe’s presidential election, let’s pause to celebrate something positive. Early last month, we worried that these elections might be violent. But in fact, the elections last Wednesday were generally peaceful and orderly. ...

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Mugabe and Friends Loot $2 Billion in Diamonds, Report Says

Jewelry News | Sat, Nov 24, 2012

It’s no secret that corruption and poor governance can leave a country devastated. But Zimbabwe, which has long been ruled by the corrupt dictator Robert Mugabe, still serves as a cautionary tale.   By almost any measure, the country is in ...

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Regulatory Roundup 2007

Jewelry News | Tue, Feb 12, 2008

To keep our website up to date with the important issues and concerns in our work, we read a lot about conflict diamonds. And the global nature of the conflict diamond trade means that it gets covered from many different angles — in terms of ...

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