|Soldiers of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), |
waging a campaign of amputation and rape. (BBC 2013)
|This father had both of his hands cut off by an RUF soldier.|
|Can you tell if this is a blood diamond or an ethical diamond?|
You can ask.
Victims of the amputation campaign conflict.
- Ethical diamond purchasing advise: How To Buy an Ethical Diamond
- List of ethical diamond retailers: Choose a Conflict-Free Diamond
Infographic on diamond sourcing:
Reasons to Care Where Your Diamond Comes From provided by Brilliant Earth.
All links within this article provide sources for this article. Please click the links to further educate yourself on conflict diamonds and please remember how your ethical diamond purchase can help show governments that you will not stand for your diamonds to be a result of bloodshed!
Special Thanks to Dr. Trina Hamilton and Seth Cavello for guiding me and allowing me to assist them in research on the ethical diamond trade through the Ronald E. McNair PostBaccalaureate Summer Program 2012 which helped me understanding in writing this post! -Christine Tjahjadi-Lopez