Beyond Bloodstained Gems: New Science and Standards

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Beyond Bloodstained Gems: New Science and Standards

Guest blog by Hazen Henderson, Ethical Markets

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New #tech and trends allow for lab-created, conflict-free diamonds and gemstones http://bit.ly/1LRCcnw via @Justmeans @ethicalmarkets
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

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The best way to ensure that your diamond is not bloodstained from conflicts is to buy an identical gem created by human science.  These can be indistinguishable from diamonds mined from the Earth and avoid polluting the planet and exploiting miners, hundreds of whom die every year.  The growing science-created diamond industry is the biggest challenge yet to the mystique of mined diamonds.

Remember when women proudly wore fur coats, some from endangered species?  Today’s women are more likely to fear public scorn.  Furry fabrics are now the fashion.  Could the same fate befall diamonds and other gems mined out of Mother Earth?

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Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Ethical Markets | Innovation & Technology | Justmeans | Responsible Production & Consumption | Standards | blood diamonds | gemstones | synthetic diamonds

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