Recycled diamondsOn 18 September 2018 by soulmelt
Diamonds, like religion and politics, is a complex subject to talk about. Unfortunately resources that are most valued brings with it the most abuse of just about every kind. Your diamond purchase unfortunately has far reaching ripple effects.
When someone says a diamond is ‘conflict free’, it’s not really a particularly high standard to claim about the ethics of a diamond. Nearly two decades on from it’s inception, the Kimberley policy was constructed by the United Nations to prevent diamonds funding war-like conflicts around the world. It was sort of, a little bit helpful-ish at the time in a round about way. I would prefer not to manipulate your opinions and suggest you decide for yourself with your own research.
However, I think recycling diamonds is the most progressive way forward after all the discussion about ethical workplaces and environmental mining practises have come and gone from the fiery breath of the ethically minded. Unfortunately this is currently not a entirely perfect solution either but will form part of the perfect solution in time.
Safely recycled diamonds are just as clean and sparkly as their unworn counterparts. Considering the time they spend on the earth, your wear of them is a mere blip in their lifetime. Supporting recycled diamonds is a great way to move forward in this industry.