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Why Should You Care Where Your Diamond Comes From?

by , 05/15/13

diamonds, green diamonds, blood diamonds, ethical diamonds, unethical diamonds, ethical mining, diamond mining, diamond bloodshed, diamond mining damage environment

Why do so many couples care where their diamonds come from? Maybe the best answer to that question is that many diamonds are tainted by bloodshed and violence. But the ethical problems facing the diamond industry run deep, and are more varied than some people realize. In too many ways, diamond mining contributes to the exploitation of people and the environment. Hit the jump to learn more.


 diamonds, green diamonds, blood diamonds, ethical diamonds, unethical diamonds, ethical mining, diamond mining, diamond bloodshed, diamond mining damage environment

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3 Comments

  1. Bruno Domingues August 28, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Honestly not buying diamonds because they are “dirty” is the totally wrong way to go about it and makes no difference in the end.

    If you want to stop diamond sales, make a petition to the government to BAN sales of diamonds from certain countries and switch from buying natural diamonds to buying only artificial diamonds.

    If the governments cared they would just ban it and that would stop it.
    Not buying would only work if everybody would stop buying and that is obviously NOT going to happen so it is pointless to even try.

    Getting a ban on natural diamonds and have them replaced by artificial, that maybe stands a chance of happening.

  2. cq_ May 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Stop buying diamods, it doesn’t benefit anyone.

  3. Eddie Lutz May 16, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Why is it considered “exploitation” when people actually work for a living? Is it better that they crowd around UN food drops?

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