In terms of criminal exploitation of diamonds
and jewelry, no other continent has such favorable conditions for product acquisition and for converting the proceeds of crime.
What we hope comes out of it is that people will indeed check the source of their diamonds
and know that, as consumers, they have power.
People on Bay Street don't believe there are diamonds
in Northern Ontario.
Manufacturers have long made artificial diamonds
by pressing graphite at high temperature and pressure.
You can't wage war without money, and diamonds
are money," says Willy Kingombe Idi, who buys diamonds
from diggers in Congo.
And over the past decade, geologists have uncovered impact diamonds
in more than half a dozen giant craters around the globe.
Legend controls over 19,000 square kilometers of diamond
prospective tenements adjacent to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory.
A prospector took a chance on some odd looking rocks and surprisingly they were diamonds
carrying the same content as those found in Wawa, "so a company called Cabo Mining Corp.
sanctions and humanitarian organizations' efforts to keep conflict diamonds
off the market haven't been effective.
Rapaport International Diamond
Conference - New York - Monday, February 5
The rocks from which these diamond
samples have been extracted are not typically known to be host for diamonds
, he says.
Although moissanite is a very, very strong and very rigid material, it is still second place to diamond
by a large factor," says Samuel T.
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Less than 30 per cent of kimberiltes contain diamonds
and fewer than one in 200 of the world's found kimberlites have been developed into mines.
The trick to making diamonds
from peanut butter, or, more reasonably, from graphite -- diamond
's all-carbon mineralogic sister -- initially lay in recreating the high temperatures and gargantuan pressures that produce diamond
within the earth.