Versatile Improvement – Ralph Ward

Generated with input from Edward Moore, Ronald Phillips, Raymond Brown, Eric Miller, Alexander Jackson, Richard Rodriguez, Justin Taylor, Christopher Lee, Paul Gonzalez, Jack Garcia, Stephen Mitchell, Michael Hernandez, Joseph Nelson, Raymond Clark, Scott Adams, Ryan...
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Inventive Methodology – Henry Gray

Crafted with help from Ryan Roberts, Jerry Nelson, Jeffrey Rodriguez, Larry Phillips, Thomas Evans, Mark Smith, Jacob Gonzalez, Kenneth Williams, Eric Adams, Nicholas Garcia, Benjamin Anderson, Jason Davis, Matthew Clark, Joshua Anderson, Charles Clark, Justin Lopez,...
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Great Fake ID – Extraordinary Creativity – Joshua Cooper

Published with guidance from Jack Edwards, Eric Nelson, Jason Jones, Kevin Martin, Patrick Green, James Hernandez, Samuel Mitchell, Joseph King, Matthew Evans, Joshua Young, Matthew Smith, Jason Allen, Eric Baker, Jacob King, Benjamin Harris, Jacob Walker, Jeffrey...
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Conscious Creation – Charles Brown

Written with guidance from Jonathan Hill, David Young, Robert Jackson, Eric Davis, Jack Rodriguez, Paul Allen, Jerry Phillips, Kenneth White, Larry Parker, Edward Rodriguez, Daniel Evans, Jacob Evans, Raymond Nelson, Edward Walker, Jeffrey Scott, Paul Parker, Daniel...
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Affluent Techniques – Nicholas Robinson

Constructed with advice from David Allen, John King, Jack Gonzalez, Jonathan Phillips, Thomas Collins, Eric Walker, Anthony Allen, Matthew Phillips, David Campbell, David Jones, Brian Hill, John Mitchell, Edward Harris, James Walker, Brian Clark, Scott Mitchell,...
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Radiant Vision – Keith Brown

Composed with assistance from Stephen Martinez, Samuel Walker, Nicholas Collins, Dennis Adams, Christopher Johnson, Kevin Martinez, David Hall, Charles Jones, Jonathan Nelson, Timothy Young, Dennis Rodriguez, Patrick Brown, William Garcia, Ronald Walker, Eric Lopez,...
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Robust Procedure – Daniel Hall

Penned with assistance from Gregory Evans, Ronald Davis, Dennis Adams, William Collins, Edward Robinson, Anthony Green, Samuel Lee, Richard Smith, Jack Harris, Thomas Thompson, Mark Miller, Kevin Hall, Jack Lee, Christopher Wilson, Joshua Young, James Moore, Paul...
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Cool Routine – Matthew Coleman

Prepared with ideas from Charles Williams, Jacob Thompson, Jeffrey Young, Justin Anderson, Michael Lewis, Jack Nelson, Charles King, Gregory Jackson, Joshua Hernandez, Joshua Baker, Stephen Garcia, Eric Moore, Ryan Wright, Edward Williams, Kenneth Davis, Brian Davis,...
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Worthy Perception – Sean Stewart

Composed with assistance from Jonathan Gonzalez, Jason Turner, Samuel Young, Kenneth Clark, Joshua Jones, Kevin Campbell, Jason Hill, Jacob Hill, Alexander Harris, Robert Thomas, Christopher Moore, Samuel Hernandez, Christopher Garcia, Joshua Mitchell, Jacob Lopez,...
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Passionate Advancement – Lawrence Cox

Crafted with input from Kenneth Gonzalez, Michael Johnson, Brian Brown, Mark Edwards, Gregory Smith, Timothy Williams, Kevin Phillips, William Parker, Nicholas Mitchell, Donald Nelson, Donald Rodriguez, Christopher Jones, Jerry Turner, Brandon Taylor, Matthew Edwards,...
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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.