Desmond Williams and Irvin Raymond Bok used to be unlicensed miners on the outskirts of Kimberley. Being legal has made their lives a lot safer and better.
Lab-made diamonds, according to the companies that produce them, are “real”, in that their chemical composition is identical to that of a natural diamond.
It's far less pressure to spend time looking for rings online, on your own, so that you can compare gradings, carat sizes and reviews of the jewellers. You can also decide if you want to search around for discount codes or wait for a sale, which you are unlikely to do if you are shopping together.
The all-time peak was at the end of 2015, as people rushed to buy engagement rings for new year proposals. I expect the peak will be beaten this month (December 2016), though that's just a guess based on previous data.
The run up to Christmas is a golden time for engagement ring sales. If you listen carefully on Britain's high streets you can hear jewellers rubbing their hands together as clueless shoppers wander the streets looking for the perfect diamond ring in preparation for a New Year's proposal.
When I wrote earlier this month about the need for civil society to engage with governments in the Gulf to achieve positive
For both governments and NGOs in the Gulf, engagement and mutual respect is the path to success. Governments have to face up to some hard truths but the reputation gains are worth the pain. For NGOs, reports and campaigns only go so far, talking to governments who are the only ones who can enact change, is more likely to lead to success.
There are no rules when it comes to jewellery... Jewellery is an expression of your individual personality, your status and your taste. It is so unique and personal that it should be used to complete your look.
Gujarat is home to many of India's industries, one of which is the diamond cutting and polishing sector. Since the beginning
The fact that unsustainable mining still exists today is because there is a demand for it; change only happens when the diamond and gemstone trade are effectively challenged. For example, over a quarter of rough cut diamonds in circulation are being processed as blood diamonds.