Some of our customers prefer Moissanite over diamond because they have a strong resentment against blood diamond: Blood diamond is also referred to as conflict or war diamond.
The blood diamond trade has been recognised as a global problem, with terrorist organizations in a wide range of nations benefiting from the trade of these diamonds.
We came across this documentary "Blood Diamond - The True Story" on You Tube last week. This documentary goes behind the story of the blockbuster film "Blood Diamond" to explore how the worldwide diamond trade has funded wars across western and central Africa, leading to the death and displacement of millions of people.
Blood Diamonds: The True Story combines firsthand accounts from survivors and perpetrators of the African diamond-funded wars with testimony from a range of industry experts and journalists. Along with remarkable accounts of the true horrors of these hidden wars comes an exploration of the worldwide fascination with diamonds, the difficulties of obtaining justice for the millions of people who have suffered through the illegal diamond trade, and the complexity of adapting the industry to benefit the people of Africa.