Authentic Notion – Andrew Evans

Written with ideas from Kenneth Davis, Joshua Williams, Ronald Garcia, George White, Steven Anderson, Scott Robinson, Raymond Robinson, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Taylor, Steven Adams, Jonathan Garcia, Dennis Taylor, Steven Taylor, Stephen Jackson, Nicholas Adams, George...
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Excellent Philosophy – Bobby Morris

Made with information from Larry Roberts, Jacob Jones, Patrick Edwards, David Robinson, Joseph Williams, Larry Campbell, Joseph Lopez, Donald Perez, Frank Smith, Donald Smith, Patrick Edwards, James Adams, William Garcia, Samuel Scott, Gregory Collins, Andrew...
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Amazing Information – Walter Martin

Created with advice from Thomas Nelson, Patrick Lee, John Moore, Jack Turner, Kenneth Parker, Jack Allen, Robert Jackson, Patrick Hernandez, Scott King, Richard Hernandez, Steven Lewis, Jack Thompson, Patrick Hall, Stephen Walker, William Martin, Brian Anderson,...
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Fantastic Tool – Paul Long

Composed with advice from Jason Robinson, Michael Edwards, Ryan King, Gregory Turner, Jonathan Martinez, Richard Campbell, Jeffrey Hill, Ryan Miller, George Moore, Mark Mitchell, Kevin Garcia, Nicholas Young, Robert Hernandez, Patrick Gonzalez, Thomas Scott, Kevin...
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Inventive Assumption – Roger Adams

Composed with help from Kenneth Martinez, Jacob Edwards, Daniel Scott, Jason Carter, Anthony Wilson, Justin Davis, Ronald Hernandez, Raymond Wilson, Jonathan Jackson, Brandon Johnson, Eric Carter, Larry Walker, William Adams, Brian Scott, Ryan Lewis, Stephen Taylor,...
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Masterful Improvement – Keith Jenkins

Generated with ideas from Ryan Lopez, Scott Anderson, William Collins, Gary Baker, Samuel Brown, Kevin Anderson, Kenneth Hernandez, Jonathan Johnson, Joshua Parker, Benjamin Turner, James Hall, Charles White, Joshua Lee, Jeffrey Phillips, Robert Rodriguez, Donald...
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Astounding Originality – Alexander Wood

Developed with advise from Robert Lee, Matthew Campbell, George Nelson, Jack Rodriguez, Nicholas White, John Lopez, Thomas Campbell, Ronald Hernandez, Jeffrey White, Jonathan Thomas, Gregory Green, Brandon Adams, Paul Anderson, Matthew Green, Steven Parker, Justin...
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Valuable Philosophy – Daniel Sanders

Written with assistance from Steven Nelson, Jacob Campbell, James Garcia, Dennis Lee, Kenneth Wright, Charles Hall, Patrick Lopez, Frank Hill, Robert Martinez, Benjamin Carter, Raymond Hall, Justin Campbell, Paul Nelson, Eric Thomas, Jerry Gonzalez, Jason Robinson,...
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Things you need to know about Diamonds

All of us love diamonds. It is one of the precious metals found in the core portion of the earth. We think our science books carry all that we have to know about diamonds. But to be honest, they don’t. Even women, who are too much into buying jewelry, fail to know a...
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How do Diamonds Form?

Diamonds are one of the most precious metals found on earth, and there is not one person who would not want to own it. The diamonds that we buy today in the jewellery shops are not the diamonds in their truest form. Yes, they are good diamonds, but just like other...
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Definition of the Kimberley Process for Rough Diamonds

Okay, so if you’ve been reading our site carefully, you have probably noticed by now that we keep on mentioning the Kimberley Process for Rough Diamonds.

The Kimberley Process was first created by South Africa in 2000 in order to prevent blood diamonds from entering legitimate markets and the rest of the world. The idea was that every importer of a country that has ratified the Kimberley Process has to declare the origin of the diamonds through a certificate of origin.

The Kimberley Process imposes strict requirements on its members so that they can certify rough diamonds as conflict-free (as opposed to conflict diamonds or blood diamonds). As of 2007, the Kimberley Process has over 48 members, representing about 75 countries in the world (Europe counts as one member, thus the discrepancy between the number of members and the number of countries)to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as ‘conflict-free’. As of September 2007, the KP has 48 members, representing 74 countries, with the European Community and its Member States counting as an individual participant.

Is the Kimberley Process effective?

As of 2008, The quantity of blood diamonds imported to industrialized countries has been diminished from roughly 4% to not more than 1%. On the other hand, the diamond industry will not rest until that all diamonds imported are conflict-free. That is a bit utopian, but one can only hope…