The Greener Diamond believes in progress – however, with progress comes responsibility. The CAR is well-known for its human rights violations surrounding the mining of their largest export, ‘blood’ diamonds. While we know that allowing the CAR to participate in the Kimberley Process will greatly help their economy, we can’t help

You know about conflict-free diamonds, but have you thought about conflict-free minerals? We love the question this article poses “Does Conflict Free Matter?” – We think everyone can agree that IT DOES! When it comes to purchasing jewelry it is easy to avoid conflict materials by purchasing from an ethical

Today is the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. The Greener Diamond is sure most people will never know that today was reserved for such an important cause to be reflected upon. Most of our natural resources are ‘conflict resources’ because we

The Greener Diamond is not surprised that the Kimberley Process has failed again. Only two weeks after Amnesty International released their findings about conflict-diamonds in the CAR, there are new reports about conflict diamonds in Brazil being KP certified. “Environmental degradation and corrupt practices of illegal miners and traders threaten

The Greener Diamond is thrilled to hear that Western Guinea has gone a step further when it comes to the monitoring the conditions of their diamond mines in order to prevent ‘blood diamond’ conditions. While it is noted that “the method doesn’t come without limitations” – the idea of using drones (or

After discussing how we feel about the topic on the diamond industry, The Greener Diamond agrees that this article by Rob Bate’s is worth a read. He has several good points current issues, consumer confidence, the KP. “When you sell diamonds, you don’t always know who is at the other end