How to Avoid Buying Blood Diamonds
People often become wrapped up in the size or sparkle of a diamond. However, there’s sometimes a hidden, darker side to many of these dazzling gems. Before purchasing a diamond, it’s imperative that you ensure it’s conflict-free. Diamonds that are not conflict-free are known as blood diamonds, which means they are illegally sold in order to finance devastating wars and terrorism.
In the U.S., it’s illegal to buy or sell blood diamonds. Unfortunately, however, some retailers do not comply with this law. To avoid buying blood diamonds when you are buying an engagement ring, follow these tips: