Where Do Diamonds Come From?

The industry's proposed solution to the "conflict diamond" issue will cost millions of dollars, require untold hours of time and effort, and needs the approval of governments around the world-with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) castigating the industry all the while for not acting fast enough.It would be a lot easier if there was a way to determine the origin of diamonds.Just about everyone who's studied the question agrees it's impossible to positively identify a diamond's origin. But some, like Congressman Tony Hall (D-Ohio), doubt that the industry really cannot tell. Others-like ABC's PrimeTime Live-have used it as a way to clobber the industry. For example, after De Beers' Tim Capon claimed De Beers doesn't buy "conflict" gems, ABC reporter John Quiñones nailed him with the question, "If I sat here and showed you a diamond from Sierra Leone and one from Botswana, could you te
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