Peter Grisby

INFOGRAPHIC: Where do Blood Diamonds Come From?

by , 03/06/14

blood diamonds, infographic, conflict diamonds, war zone, war, kimberly process, diamond, global development, conflict gemstones, environmental destruction

You may have heard of “blood diamonds” before – but do you know where they come from and why the should be stopped? Blood diamonds are gemstones mined in war zones to finance insurgency, an invading army’s efforts, or a warlord’s activity. One fourth of the world’s rough diamonds are blood diamonds, and their sale is estimated to total $3.8 billion dollars every year; a quarter of that figure is enough to buy over 4 million AK-47s. To learn more, check out the new infographic from Master’s in Business after the break!

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blood diamonds, infographic, conflict diamonds, war zone, war, kimberly process, diamond, global development, conflict gemstones, environmental destruction

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