Is Diamond Mining Tainted by Violence?

Posted: October 28, 2013 in Environmental Awareness
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Practically everyone wears fine jewelry that is accentuated with the finest of gems, especially females. Do we know however, where those gems, particularly diamonds come from? Do we know at what and whose expense these gems are being mined and the consequences that result from mining these gems? While we are not against purchasing or wearing fine jewelry, we certainly do not condone these unethical practices, environmental danger and human exploitation that occurs from extracting the precious gems in fertile regions.

Below is an infographic from Brilliant Earth about the unethical problems the diamond industry faces. For more information, read their article here.

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