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Web Exclusive — Diamonds
Article: Digging for Ethical Gems,
Real Money, March/April 2005
Article: Saying "No" to Conflict Diamonds,
Green America editorial, January 10, 2007
Campaign: Global Exchange's "Fix It. Now. And Forever."
campaign against conflict diamonds.
Resource: Diamond Buyer's Guide (PDF), published by
Amnesty International and Global Witness
Book: The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World
of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire, by Tom Zoellner
(New York: St. Martin's Press, 2006).
Books: GreenKarat maintains a lending library of books on
environmental issues and the jewelry industry. They'll mail
anywhere in the continental US. Borrowers are encouraged
to note their reactions in the margins, and to appreciate
the comments left by previous borrowers.
Film: Blood Diamond, with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Amnesty International and Global Witness have launched
an action Web site to educate those who see this movie
about the issue of conflict diamonds.
Resource: The Fair Trade Diamond and Jewelry Association
is a non-profit founded by diamond dealer Martin Rapaport
with the goal of sourcing diamonds under fair trade terms
from artisanal miners in Sierra Leone.