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Ten Reasons Why You Should Never Accept a Diamond Ring from Anyone, Under Any Circumstances, Even If They Really Want to Give You One

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9 October 2002

Antwerp Conference Says Conflict Crisis is Over

Author: Peggy Jo Donahue, Professional Jeweler

The Antwerp Diamond Conference, held Oct. 7-8 in Antwerp, Belgium, brought together diamond and political leaders intent on informing the world the conflict diamond crisis is now over. [refers to De Beers]

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14 February 2002

Ten Reasons Why You Should Never Accept a Diamond Ring from Anyone, Under Any Circumstances, Even If They Really Want to Give You One

Author: Liz Stanton, Center for Popular Economics

[describes health risks to miners, mines' damage to environment & indigenous peoples, use of bonded labour for cutting & polishing, contributions of mining to conflict, child soldiers & small arms trade]

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