Diamonds for Humanity Wants to Work With Trade

The controversial company known as Diamonds for Humanity is upping its profile. It ran an ad in the April Harper's Bazaar and held a Harper's-sponsored auction of pieces at Avery Fisher Hall in New York in April. But Sabiha Foster, the London designer who founded the company, says the trade should not fear what she's doing. While the company's first products involved synthetics and Canadian stones, Foster hopes to use other diamonds as well. "It's important for me to use African stones and Canadian stones and to work with the industry," she says. The key to her products is that their proceeds benefit health and education projects in Africa. Foster even disavows a press release from Global Green, which distributed a Diamonds for Humanity–approved Gemesis synthetic at the Academy Awards that used rhetoric some objected to. "A lot of these sites mean very well, but they get carried aw

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