There are really more diamonds than there is demand - so why are they so pricey?

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"Romance Killer"
forbes.com/forbes/2004/1129/097_print.html
"The diamond trade thrives on secrecy, tenfold markups and the mystique of the world's most precious gem. Mark Vadon sees a commodity waiting to happen. What that means for everyone else: Profits aren't forever."

"Conflict Diamonds"
globalwitness.org/conflict-diamonds
"On 5th December 2011 Global Witness announced its departure from the Kimberley Process, the international certification scheme established to stop the trade in blood diamonds."

Conflict Diamonds: Did Someone Die for That Diamond?
amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/business-and-human-rights/oil-gas-and-mining-industries/conflict-diamonds
"Some diamonds have helped fund devastating civil wars in Africa, destroying the lives of millions."


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