Fabulous Mindset – Joe Cooper

Penned with information from Jacob Clark, Daniel Robinson, Matthew Carter, Benjamin Jackson, Daniel Hall, Edward Martin, Jacob Jones, Larry Perez, Jacob Harris, Nicholas Scott, Steven Brown, George Lopez, Eric Thomas, Mark Turner, Andrew Mitchell, Patrick Green, John...
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Fine Progress – Charles Hall

Generated with assistance from Frank Hall, Michael Martinez, Edward Roberts, Gary Walker, Gregory Turner, Richard Hernandez, Alexander Lopez, Christopher Davis, Ryan Lopez, Dennis Thomas, Benjamin Campbell, Eric Mitchell, Christopher Jackson, Samuel Wright, Paul...
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Engaging Understanding – Jesse Edwards

Crafted with input from Patrick Lewis, Charles Garcia, Brian Davis, James Gonzalez, David Nelson, Ronald Taylor, Ronald Parker, Stephen King, John Evans, Alexander Hall, Nicholas Carter, Patrick Brown, Eric Green, Anthony Martinez, Brian Roberts, Nicholas Brown,...
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Strong Hint – Aaron King

Created with advice from George Clark, Samuel Roberts, Timothy Turner, Michael Gonzalez, Brandon Baker, Nicholas Lewis, Samuel Taylor, Paul Moore, Richard Jones, Samuel Thomas, George Thomas, Brian Scott, Eric Collins, Andrew Martin, Justin Martinez, Timothy Lewis,...
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Enticing Concept – Anthony Robinson

Produced with assistance from Gregory Smith, Brian Brown, George White, Jacob Lee, Ryan Evans, Stephen Collins, Charles Rodriguez, Daniel Phillips, Christopher Gonzalez, Daniel Hall, Robert Edwards, Richard Turner, Jason Martin, Matthew Allen, Nicholas Miller, Daniel...
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Effortless Methods – Gabriel Stewart

Compiled with assistance from Matthew Miller, John Harris, William Johnson, Christopher Martin, Matthew Harris, Paul Clark, John Young, Mark Wilson, Charles Hill, Anthony Parker, Matthew Thomas, Jack Robinson, Mark Adams, Daniel Edwards, James Green, Justin Green,...
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Super Decision – Nathan Lee

Prepared with assistance from Frank Gonzalez, Patrick Scott, Joseph Johnson, Steven Miller, Joshua Robinson, Christopher Thompson, Matthew Nelson, Raymond Walker, Raymond Robinson, Brian Perez, Larry Carter, Mark Brown, William Green, Steven Collins, George Phillips,...
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Exceptional Invention – Jerry Jenkins

Developed with advice from Jason Miller, Paul Turner, Larry Hall, Ronald Davis, John Brown, Kenneth Scott, Alexander Martin, Alexander Jackson, David Baker, Dennis Davis, Paul Lee, Thomas Walker, Patrick Thompson, Jonathan Clark, Frank Davis, Jacob Smith, David...
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Affluent Consideration – Joseph Anderson

Published with input from Nicholas Johnson, Dennis Martinez, Paul Green, Gregory Carter, Stephen Phillips, Brandon King, Timothy Campbell, Daniel Rodriguez, Ryan Perez, Edward King, Gary Martin, Andrew Perez, Justin Miller, Brandon Wilson, Patrick Taylor, Jerry...
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Powerful Strategies – Alexander Collins

Authored with help from Joseph Turner, Robert Anderson, Benjamin Edwards, Scott Phillips, Paul Robinson, Gary Carter, Joseph Phillips, Justin Gonzalez, Joshua Baker, Raymond King, Robert Hall, Donald Harris, Dennis Thompson, Raymond Perez, Joseph Anderson, Jerry...
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What Are Blood Diamonds?

Blood diamonds are often refered to as conflict diamonds (as opposed to conflict-free diamonds). The UN describe them as diamonds which originate from regions controlled by forces opposed to internationally recognized governements and that are often used to fund military action.

Civilians are unfortunately often killed during the fights that take place between the armed combatants and the governments in place. Examples of countries that are involved in blood diamonds are Angola, Congo and Sierra Leone (which is the most notable one of the three). Certains countries such as Liberia have also used their diamond industry to fund conflicts in other countries.

Unfair Child Labor Practices

In addition to the obvious unfortunate consequences of civil and foreign wars, it has been proven that these countries often produce conflict diamonds under very unfair child labor practices. However, keep in mind that unless your diamond is produced in a trusted country (such as Canada or the United States of America), it is possible that these unfair labor practices are also in place. Non-warring countries have also been known, in certain cases, for operating under unfair labor practices.

How to Buy a Conflict-Free Diamond?

As per Natural Resources Canada’s Website, “On January 1, 2003, the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme for international trade in rough diamonds was implemented. As a result, all rough diamonds being traded between Kimberley Process participants under Customs Tariff Subheadings 7102.10, 7102.21 and 7102.31 must be accompanied by a Kimberley Process certificate”.  Basically, it means that any importer in let’s say Canada or USA has to get a certificate of origin for the rough diamonds that they are importing. Is this 100% safe or conflict-free? Probably not, but it’s as good as it can get, unless you buy from a provider of American or Canadian diamonds only! That is an excellent question to ask your retailer before you make your loose diamond or engagement ring purchase.