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Tips On Buying Ethical Diamonds
2012-11-28 09:29:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online You have found the perfect girl, and you are ready to pop the big question. You've made the decisions between emerald cut and princess cut, platinum or gold, yellow or white. Just one decision remains; socially responsible or not? Trina Hamilton, a University of Buffalo (UB) expert in corporate responsibility, says that socially minded consumers have a lot to consider before purchasing a diamond. Most recently, in the wake of news...

2010-07-06 12:53:00

Activist's Organization is Official Observer of Kimberly Process and Played Key Role in Investigating Abuses of Local People in Marange Diamond Fields NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International today called on the Zimbabwean government to release an activist who was detained after he exposed human rights violations in the country's Marange diamond fields. The organization said it considers Farai Maguwu a prisoner of conscience who is being persecuted for...

2010-06-30 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell" or the "Company") (TSX: RDI; JSE: RDI; OTCBB: RDIAF) announces that it has acquired a 20% stake in Flawless Diamond Trading House (Proprietary) Limited ("FDTH"). Effective June 1, 2010, the Company has purchased a 20% stake in FDTH that was previously held by Mr Hennie van Wyk for a consideration of South African Rand ("ZAR") 700,000 (approximately $97,000). FDTH was established in 2006 to provide a professional...

2008-06-17 12:00:41

By Jim Landers, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 17--DeBeers S.A. managing director Gareth Penny was in the U.S. last week to visit the company's new retail outlet at NorthPark Center and to tell a Washington audience that African diamonds are improving the lives of Africans. You'd expect a chief executive whose company rises or falls on its image to talk a good game about fighting AIDS, creating jobs and sharing the wealth in the countries where it operates. But this is still fairly new to...

2007-01-05 12:00:43

Text of report by Njabulo Ncube and Rangarirai Mberi entitled "Zimbabwe under probe" published by Zimbabwean newspaper Financial Gazette on 5 January; subheadings inserted editorially Zimbabwe's diamond rush has prompted the World Diamond Council (WDC) to launch an international probe into allegations that the rough stones from this country are being smuggled into South Africa and blended with "blood diamonds" from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRCongo) for export. It is...

2006-08-10 07:17:03

By Victoria Averill NIMIKOR CHIEFDOM, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - Chief Aiah Lebbie weighs a small but heavy pile of metallic flakes glistening in the palm of his hand. It is gold, found by small-scale or artisanal diamond miners in the tailings of a diamond gravel pit in Nimikor, Lebbie's chiefdom, in Sierra Leone's eastern province. Unaware of soaring gold prices on international markets and more concerned with looking for diamonds, miners sell these flakes to the chief for a just a...

2006-06-27 12:34:26

By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) - "The Blood Diamond," a film in production starring Leonardo DiCaprio, could hurt diamond sales and the livelihoods of people in Africa, industry leaders warned on Tuesday. The Warner Brothers film being shot in Africa shows how "conflict diamonds" financed bloody civil wars. DiCaprio portrays a mercenary jailed for smuggling in Sierra Leone, where a civil war lasting until 2002 killed 50,000 people. Industry officials attending the opening of the...

2005-12-08 17:18:05

By Daniel Trotta UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France proposed a U.N. diamond embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday to stop rebels in the war-divided nation from using the gems to buy guns. France added the ban on diamonds to a draft Security Council resolution, which would also renew sanctions against individuals that had been adopted earlier but not imposed. If the resolution is passed, the diamond embargo would take effect immediately, imposing penalties on anyone caught dealing in...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.