There is no way of knowing whether or not the original poster of this question
has any idea that many so-called "conflict free" diamonds are anything but
or even if it matters to him. But in case he does
care and has
been convinced that conflict free diamond certification means anything (like many people in the thread seem to have been), how is the information not pertinent to his question? Further, why is it okay for people to tell the poster to buy conflict free diamonds, but it's not okay to point out how difficult this is?
posted by eunoia to Etiquette/Policy at 12:25 PM (82 comments total)
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The Kimberley Process
(which is supposed to certify that diamonds are not of the blood variety) is basically run on the honor system via self-policing within the industry and is failing left and right to keep conflict diamonds from being certified as "conflict free." This information should be allowed in the AskMe thread, not only because it might help the OP, but also because other diamond purchasers in the thread might not be aware of the fact that buying any
diamond puts one at the risk of financially supporting human rights violations, war, and murder.