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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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!
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.