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Ok, now that I have seen Blood Diamond I was wondering how you ensure you are buying non conflict diamonds? I assume when you ask they will always say they are NC. I have my ER but still have the bands to buy and I wanted a eternity style band.

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When my fiance bought my engagement ring he went to a store that only sells Canadian Diamonds. Your best bet is to try and find a store that sells diamonds from the NWT (I see you are in Canada so it shouldnt be hard!) also I believe they have to give you papers to ensure that it is CF. Hope that helps a bit!!

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I will definetly look into Canadian Diamonds! Thanks. I just wonder what kind of proof do they have to show when they are from abroad...you think they could just forge that stuff.

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Im sure they could. Now a days you can do pretty much anything to forge documents. I supose you would just have to hope that they wouldn't lie about such a horrible thing. I dont know where you are in Canada, but mine was from Ottawa in the Rideau Centre.

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That movie was so powerful! I was on the fence about doing a nice Cubic Zerconia instead of diamonds because I really don't know anything about a good diamond or care! After seeing that movie, it made me not want diamonds at all! It is my opinion that conflict diamonds are still being sold as NC and that getting rid of the problem is like getting rid of drugs here. No chance. There is too much money to be made and ways that smugglers have "friends" in the business that will do them favors. Too many greedy people.......The other option I have been thinking about is taking my grandmother's ring and taking the diamonds from there.

JEN

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I had my FI ask what the companies' policy on conflict-free diamonds. We ended up ordering the center stone from Blue Nile which at least tries. However please note that some of the more "discount" places (ie Costco, Tustin Diamond Mart in So. CA) refuse to give a statement.

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i did not want a diamond for the whole blood diamond reason but steve was adament so he researched so we did buy from the suppliers that did not care about the issue...we ended up buying from blue nile for the same reason kash did.

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Tiffany's CEO has spent the last 4 years (pre-Blood Diamond) working to eradicate them from the legitimate diamond market. They have purchased several mines in Canada and, I think, they control all of their mines outside of Canada as well so they know exactly where the diamonds are coming from and under what circumstance.

 

They have also been recognized by Global Witness as having the most promising policy against conflict diamonds.

 

That's why we forked over extra dollars and went the Tiffany route.

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Originally Posted by RaydensMama View Post
Im sure they could. Now a days you can do pretty much anything to forge documents. I supose you would just have to hope that they wouldn't lie about such a horrible thing. I dont know where you are in Canada, but mine was from Ottawa in the Rideau Centre.
Since I am in Ottawa, would you happen to remember the name of the store in the Rideau center?? Thanks for everyone's input.

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