Human Rights Diamonds

Discussion in 'More Accessories' started by shajopri, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. adorefaith

    adorefaith i'm almost ready..

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    hmm...i dont know if thats fair dior...
    you cant blame people for being concerned..
    and doing the best they can with the info they have...

    better than not asking at all...
     
  2. misssakura

    misssakura New Member

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    Not a fan of diamonds. Don't see the appeal.
     
  3. Diorling

    Diorling New Member

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    That is very responsible of you. :flower:

    I dont particularly care for diamonds for myself so I have no problems when/if I chose to be hitched.

    AdoreFaith, I understand where they're coming from, but from my point of view it's all really hype. Yes, I understand you're concerned that we carry blood diamonds, but, we're a multi-billion dollar company...You really needn't worry, we're doing our best to ensure we don't get shutdown.

    Missakura, I never saw the appeal either until I saw a 5ct FL clarity G color white diamond...My heart skipped a beat.
     
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  4. kisa

    kisa Member

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    Personally I would NEVER just trust any company, but I really seriously hate when people think that they are all "up on the issues" because they saw ONE movie. It's nice that movies raise awareness about issues yada yada, but come on, why can't people make the effort to learn about issues from qualified people and legitimate sources of information, instead of spending 2 hours watching Leonardo DiCaprio sweat and run around Africa, and then extending their newfound "consumer conciousness" all the way to asking some random sales associate whether or not the company he works for and makes commission off of carries "blood diamonds." :huh: What the heck is he going to say: "Uh yes, I'm sorry we do carry conflict diamonds, is that a problem for you?"

    Disclaimer: My random sales associate isn't Diorling. :lol:
     
  5. FashionGrrrrl

    FashionGrrrrl New Member

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    Yeah...I'm a girly girl...I like diamonds. :P (And much more affordable Swarovski crystal, though cut like crystal, not diamonds. So pretty.)

    The boyfriend and I have discussed the recently perfected lab made diamonds as an alternative to a mined one for both ethical and cost reasons, I'm not sure what he's gonna buy me though because he wants it to be a surprise. Surprises are good and all but this is one purchase I would reeeeeeeally like to participate in. Oh well. I've dropped plenty of hints and a female friend of ours who is a jewellery expert insists she is going along with him. Heehee.

    Anyway, I got off topic. An interesting article about lab created diamonds, though from a little while ago. I wonder if they are more widely available by now:

    http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/SavingandDebt/P97816.asp
     
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  6. Diorling

    Diorling New Member

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    Ive heard about those lab made diamonds, they're very appealing. The industry really hasnt addressed that situation, I dont know why, but they're a threat.
     
  7. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    Vintage is an option surely. Just make sure it's not British, we have issues with gems and killing other people to get them. (Queen Liz has a whole boxful of blood diamonds up in the Tower.)
     
  8. HYZE

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    I don't know about suppliers through the rest of the world, but suppliers in the UK (certainly large reputable chains) mostly adhere to something called the Kimberly Process, which enables buyers to track the 'path' of the diamonds that come from conflict regions. Feel free to ask about it, most companies will happily explain their policy. It's not a solution, but it's a way of getting an idea of where they have come from. It's still an important part of the economy but it's worth getting more information before you buy.
     
  9. tiffany

    tiffany Active Member

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    I concur :flower:
     
  10. Bel

    Bel New Member

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    American Apparel should go into fine jewelry, maybe?
     
  11. AD011620

    AD011620 Well-Known Member

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    i've heard that Lily Cole was chosen to advertise "No Blood Diamons" campaign
     
  12. sakina

    sakina New Member

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    :lol:

    I'd love to see Lily in the campaign. Makes sense since she refused to work for DeBeers anymore.
     

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