Opportunities for Sierra Leone:

The Peace Diamond will change lives

The Peace Diamond is one of the most complicated diamonds in the world. In many parts of Africa, discovered diamonds are unfortunately smuggled and used to fund violence and make others wealthy.

This story has different ending. On behalf of Sierra Leone, this 706-carat, fist-sized diamond will improve the lives of some of the poorest people in the world. 

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I thank the local chief and his people for not smuggling the diamond out of the country, and the owners should get what is due to them and it should also benefit the country as a whole. The Government remains committed to ensuring a transparent and competitive auction process that will ensure fair market value for Sierra Leone’s diamonds. We call on the worldwide diamond industry to bid generously for the Peace Diamond as it will bring vital infrastructure and benefit to thousands of Sierra Leone’s artisanal diggers.”
— President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma

A Gift for Many. A Gift for a Nation.

Introducing, The Peace Diamond:

3rd largest diamond ever found in Sierra Leone by diamond diggers in the village of Koryardu.

14th largest in the world. How many diamonds will it yield?

Over 50% of its sales value will go directly back to benefit the community which discovered it!

The Peace Diamond will greatly improve the lives of our people as it will bring clean water, electricity, schools, medical facilities, bridges and roads to our villages and the Kono District. This diamond represents our hope for a better future as the resources of Sierra Leone fund growth, development and jobs.”
— The Owner of the Diamond, Pastor Emmanuel Momoh, artisanal digger

Fair Trade: Stopping Exploitation

In this powerful talk, Martin Rapaport, one of the leading business players in the global diamond industry advocates fair trade jewelry and an ethical diamond industry.

Rapaport led the establishment of the Kimberley Process -- an international agreement controlling the flow of rough diamonds.

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