March 8, 2007 10:18pm CST
I have seen the movie blood and diamond. I feel do bad that i might have in the past had these conflict diamonds that came at the cost of a childs life in africa. I am now asking people the jewelry industry when i look for rings and things if they are conflict diamonds. Does it matter to you whether the diamonds you buy are nonconflict diamonds or conflict diamonds?
9 Mar 07
It matters very much to me. I have known for a long time about blood diamonds and do not purchase diamonds of any kind. Most diamonds come from Africa and the miners are treated terribly. Many lives have been lost due to the cruel conditions, many many lives. One of my happiest days was when my son told me that when he proposed to his future wife, she told him she did not want a diamond that had blood attached to it, in fact she wanted no diamond engagement ring. By the way,there is a modest diamond industry in Canada and those diamonds are conflict free. Depending on the size they always show a tiny engraving of a polar bear.