Secrets of the Diamond District

BY : Esther Meir

Brief History & Tips for Selling Jewelry in NYC's Diamond District.

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Topics: Selling Diamonds, Selling Jewelry, Diamonds, Jewelry

Is it Possible to Buy Diamonds Without Buying Blood Diamonds?

BY : Barbara Diggs

The glitter of a beautiful diamond can easily blind us to the reality that before it ended up on our finger, ear or throat, it may have been illicitly sold by rebel groups to fund a brutal war or act of terrorism. Such “blood diamonds” (also called “conflict diamonds”) are believed to be behind the deaths of more than 4 million people in Africa as well as the displacement of millions more.

Thanks to heightened press attention and the blockbuster film Blood Diamond, consumers have grown more aware of the presence of conflict diamonds and are increasingly seeking to purchase diamonds unassociated with bloodshed and war.

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Topics: Selling Diamonds, Diamonds