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  Conflict Diamonds - DiamondFacts.org
Conflict diamonds are diamonds illegally traded to fund conflict in war-torn areas, particularly in central and western Africa.
Conflict diamonds captured the world's attention during the extremely brutal conflict in Sierra Leone in the late 1990s.
While diamonds have been used to fund conflict, the problem is not the diamonds themselves but the rebels who exploit diamonds (along with other natural resources) to achieve their illicit goals.
www.diamondfacts.org /conflict/index.html   (808 words)

  Conflict diamond: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The mineral diamond is a crystalline form, or allotrope, of carbon (other allotropes of carbon include graphite and fullerene)....
War is conflict, between relatively large groups of people, which involves physical force inflicted by the use of weapons....
The world diamond council (also known during its prototype period as the international diamond council) is an organisation consisting of representatives from...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/conflict_diamond.htm   (898 words)

 Diamond at Efari United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Diamonds have also rarely been found in deposits left behind by glaciers (notably in Wisconsin and Indiana); however, in contrast to alluvial deposits, glacial deposits are not known to be of significant concentration and are therefore not viable commercial sources of diamond.
Diamonds do not show all of their beauty as rough stones; instead, they must be cut and polished to exhibit the characteristic fire and brilliance that diamond gemstones are known for.
Diamonds which are not cut to the specifications of Tolkowsky's round brilliant shape (or subsequent variations) are known as "fancy cuts." Popular fancy cuts include the ''baguette'' (from the French, resembling a baguette), ''marquise'', ''princess'' (square outline), ''heart'', ''briolette'' (a form of the rose cut), and ''pear'' cuts.
www.efari.co.uk /sports-and-recreation/field-sports/diamond.html   (7478 words)

 Conflict Diamond » Diamonds Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Conflict diamonds are diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or...
A conflict diamond (also called a blood diamond) is a diamond mined in a war zone and sold, usually clandestinely, in order to finance an insurgent or invading army's war efforts.
Conflict diamonds are diamonds that originate from areas controlled by...
www.diamondringtips.com /dte/conflict-diamond.html   (398 words)

 Conflict diamonds
In Angola and Sierra Leone, conflict diamonds continue to fund the rebel groups, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), both of which are acting in contravention of the international community's objectives of restoring peace in the two countries.
Conflict diamonds are diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council.
Diamond sanctions have also been applied against Liberia but are not yet in effect.
www.un.org /peace/africa/Diamond.html   (1271 words)

 Conflict Diamonds
Conflict diamonds are those sold in order to fund armed conflict and civil war.
Diamonds mined in rebel-held areas in Côte d'Ivoire, a West African country in the midst of a volatile conflict, are reaching the international diamond market.
Conflict diamonds from Liberia are also being smuggled into neighboring countries and exported as part of the legitimate diamond trade.
www.amnestyusa.org /Our_Issues/Conflict_Diamonds/page.do?id=1011014&n1=3&n2=74   (475 words)

 Articles - Conflict diamond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A conflict diamond (also called a blood diamond or a war diamond) is a diamond mined in a war zone and sold, usually clandestinely, in order to finance an insurgent or invading army´s war efforts.
The United Nations has decried the sale of conflict diamonds, arguing that their trade finances armies in fighting against legitimate governments and perpetrating human rights abuses, and prolongs devastating wars.
Countries such as Canada have used concerns about conflict diamonds to present domestically-produced diamonds as an ethical alternative which avoids the risk of unknowingly purchasing a blood diamond.
www.zdiamond.net /articles/Conflict_diamond   (569 words)

 Conflict Diamond - Game For Change | Cross Gamer
Conflict diamonds are most definitely not a girl’s best friend.
Synthetic diamonds are molecularly superior to “genuine” diamonds, but are stigmatized by many consumers as not being “the real thing.” Unfortunately, some “geniune” diamonds fund brutal organizations that not only kill but conscript child soldiers, keep soldiers drugged and out of their minds, and amputate limbs in whole villages.
Synthetic diamonds do not support poor African villages, unfortunately, but since "genuine" diamonds don't actually support much growth either, that's not a crucial factor in deciding which kind of diamond to buy.
crossgamer.com /conflict_diamond   (684 words)

 combating conflict diamonds - global witness
Conflict diamonds, also known as blood diamonds, are diamonds that are used by rebel groups to fuel conflict and civil wars.
Diamonds have also been used by terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda to finance their activities and for money-laundering purposes.
Diamonds are being smuggled out of the rebel-held north of Cote d'Ivoire and out of eastern DRC, and continue to be used for money laundering, tax evasion and organized crime.
www.globalwitness.org /pages/en/conflict_diamonds.html   (380 words)

 The Conflict Free Diamond Council
A diamond is a conflict-free diamond if its profit is not used to fund war, and it is mined and produced under ethical conditions.
A diamond is a conflict diamond if its profit is used to fund war, or it is mined or produced under unethical conditions.
The Conflict-Free Diamond Council is dedicated to stopping the trade of conflict diamonds by creating consumer demand for Certified Conflict-Free Diamonds.
www.conflictfreediamonds.org   (165 words)

 Diamonds --- Rings Jewelry Engagement Loose Conflict Online Wholesale Certified Prices Earrings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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