Even the “non-conflict” diamonds come from one of the most corrupt industries in the history of the world. This industry has developed one of the greatest marketing schemes in the world that have us believing that love is synonymous with diamonds and getting the world to turn their heads to the crimes against humanity being carried out to bring us the gems that we need to express love.
“For every finger to receive a ring, another finger must pull a trigger.”
We all know the story.
The man gets down on one knee, grabs hold of the girl’s hand and she covers her mouth as she is overtaken by emotions. The man pulls out a tiny box and opens it up to show off the sparkling diamond engagement ring before asking the question, “Will You Marry Me?”
The classic love story which peaks when the man asks for the woman’s hand in marriage. They are officially engaged once he props a diamond ring on her finger.
However, there is another side to this story that never gets covered in the media. It is the dark side of the diamond, where if the public knew about the horrors and atrocities that take place to produce this mineral – perhaps we would re-think the way we celebrate “love.”
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