Most of us haven’t heartily considered popular pieces of jewellery like engagement or wedding rings, given with so much love and positive intention, could hold stories of intense violence, worker exploitation, and environmental devastation behind their creation. Nor that even those diamonds certified ‘conflict-free’ by the likes of the Kimberly Process are still tainted by war and horrific human rights abuses.
2) ALLUVIAL MINING: ‘Alluvial deposits’ are found in water, washed downhill from erosion and weathering of the volcanic pipes, offering diamonds in riverbeds and ocean shores. Here, shorelines are bulldozed or the sand is pumped, disturbing marine soil and marine life and eroding the sea walls.
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