kimberley process

kimberley process

Birth of the Ethical Jewelry Movement

Marc Choyt | Sep 21, 2018 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
As we wove our way through traffic on the way to the airport, I learned of his family, who had been diamond diggers in a village of about seventy people. Soldiers walked in at first light, shouting. His mother telling him to run, run.

Kimberley Process' Damn Lies

Marc Choyt | Sep 18, 2018 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
In 2010, De Beers was accused of looting diamonds from Zimbabwe. This claim was repeated again as outlined in this 2016 article from the Zimbabwe Independent: “De Beers looted our diamonds for 15 years and were sending them to South Africa without our knowledge and they had even declared that area a restricted area, as if it was their land when the country belongs to us” states Obert Mpofu, Zimbab

Lies, Damn Lies, and Conflict Free Diamonds

Marc Choyt | Sep 18, 2018 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
It never mattered much to the mainstream trade that, as this article in Foreign Policy points out, up to 30% of all diamonds come from the black market, a KPSC certificate is as easy to forge as an old driver’s license, or that diamond cutting is often done with child labor. The “conflict free” narrative took care of all that.

 

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