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Zimbabwe Takes Surprise Step of Banning Its Own Diamonds

Jewelry News | Fri, Aug 1, 2014

Just when we thought there couldn’t be another twist and turn in the saga of Zimbabwe’s troubled diamond sector, we got another surprise last week: Zimbabwe, which long fought for the freedom to sell its gems on the global market, has decided that it ...

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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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Dreaming of a Mugabe Loss in Zimbabwe’s Elections

Jewelry News | Fri, Aug 2, 2013

Accusations of vote-rigging are flying in Zimbabwe, where voters went to the polls in a crucial election on Wednesday. Most observers think that Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president for the past 33 years, will find a way to hold on to power and fend ...

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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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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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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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