Blood diamonds (also called conflict diamonds, converted diamonds, hot
diamonds, or war diamonds) is a term used for a diamond mined in a war zone
Some diamonds have helped fund devastating civil wars in Africa, destroying the
lives of millions. Conflict diamonds are those sold in order to fund armed ...
What are Conflict Diamonds? Conflict diamonds are diamonds illegally traded to
fund conflict in war-torn areas, particularly in central and western Africa.
It's been 15 years since the global effort to ban conflict diamonds began. But the
industry is still tainted by conflict and misery.
Part of the problem is human and part is geological.
Experts can tell where uncut stones originate, but only if they have a batch of a hundred or so to inspect. Moreover, a large fraction of contraband diamonds
are mined from riverbeds in placer (sedimentary) deposits... More »
Conflict diamonds have funded devastating civil wars in Africa, and still contribute
to extreme violence, worker exploitation, and environmental devastation.
Diamonds that fuel civil wars are often called "blood" or "conflict" diamonds.
Although many diamond-fueled wars have now ended, conflict diamonds remain
The illicit trade in blood diamonds has funded brutal wars and human rights
abuse for decades. Despite progress, the problem still exists. Read about our
Dec 5, 2011 ... A major international environmental group has pulled out of the process to
guarantee that diamonds do not come from conflict zones, saying ...
What are Blood Diamonds? What is the Kimberly Process?