We can spread joy as conscious consumers…
If you buy diamonds, and care that they are made ethically (that is, without funding violent rebel groups, or torture or rape by militaries) please log on to these links and share them with your friends.
While there are companies which say they enforce standards by the Kimberly Process, this is what Charmian Gooch, a Founding Director of Global Witness, a human rights group has said:
“Nearly nine years after the Kimberley Process was launched, the sad truth is that most consumers still cannot be sure where their diamonds come from, nor whether they are financing armed violence or abusive regimes.”
Here is more information on Global Witness leaving the Kimberly Process.
Brilliant Earth is a company that goes beyond the Kimberly Process in acquiring its diamonds.
Lab-grown diamonds are another alternative. Max Gordon is an option in Singapore.
Or perhaps this is a time to give up on diamonds altogether and channel the money to worthy social change projects or investing in your personal and spiritual development? :)