Blood diamond jewelry. But the hard truth is that years after the term blood diamond breached the public consciousness there is almost no way to know for sure that youre buying a diamond without blood on it. Blood diamond also called conflict diamond as defined by the united nations un any diamond that is mined in areas controlled by forces opposed to the legitimate internationally recognized government of a country and that is sold to fund military action against that government. Blood diamond is a 2006 german american political war thriller film co produced and directed by edward zwick starring leonardo dicaprio jennifer connelly and djimon hounsou.
70 product ratings blood diamond dvd 2007 widescreen leonardo di caprio 2 disc set r 299 trending at 338 trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. It does not require diamonds to be traced to their mine of origin allowing smuggled diamonds to obtain conflict free certification and enter world markets. In response the kimberley process certification scheme kcps was created in 2002 to regulate diamond trading and keep blood diamonds from entering the legitimate diamond market.
And international retailers that sell diamond jewelry are failing to follow through on promises to prevent the trade in so called conflict diamonds that have fueled civil war and violence in several african nations according to a new report released at this weeks annual meeting of the world diamond council wdc in dubai. As i write in the cover story in this weeks time international blood diamonds still exist and the industry as a whole is still beset by problems over. There are 1435 blood diamond diamond suppliers mainly located in asia.
The top supplying countries are china mainland united states and hong kong which supply 96 1 and 1 of blood diamond diamond respectively. Blood diamond diamond products are most popular in eastern europe north america and western europe. The title refers to blood diamonds which are diamonds mined in war zones and sold to finance conflicts and thereby profit warlords and diamond companies across the world.
The kimberley process was envisioned by the diamond industry and put into practice by the united nations.