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Research Reports

Below is a selection of research reports on the most pressing political, cultural and ethical issues relevant to the diamond and jewelry industry, published by various industry and NGO bodies. Click on the titles to access the reports.



Industry Evaluations


Assessment of "Positive" Schemes to Enhance Formalization and Certification
in the Diamond Industry

Ian Smillie - 2011

Uplifting the Earth - The Ethical Performance of Luxury Jewellery Brands
Ian Doyle and Jem Bendell, Lifeworth Consulting - 2011

Responsible Luxury - A Report on the New Opportunities for Businesses to Make a Difference
Jonathan Kendall, CIBJO - 2010

Corporate Social Responsibility:
How the Elephant in the Room became a Dead Duck

Skills Venture - 2010

Feasibility Study for the Development of a Fair Trade Diamond Standard and Certification System
Resource Consulting Services for Transfair USA - December 12, 2008

Making Diamonds Work for Development
Kirsten Hund, SRK Consulting - July 2008




Human Rights


Reap What You Sow: Greed and Corruption in Zimbabwe's Marange Diamond Fields
Partnership Africa Canada - November 2012

Deliberate Chaos - Ongoing Human Rights Abuses in the Marange Diamond Fields of Zimbabwe
Human Rights Watch - June 2010

Diamonds and Clubs - The Militarized Control of Diamonds and Power in Zimbabwe
Partnership Africa Canada - June 2010

Return of the Blood Diamond - The Deadly Race to Control Zimbabwe's Newfound Diamond Wealth
Global Witness - June 2010

Diamonds in the Rough - Human Rights Abuses in the Marange Diamond Fields of Zimbabwe
Human Rights Watch - June 2009

Operation Kissonde - Diamonds of Humiliation and Misery
Rafael Marques - July 2006

Lundas - The Stones of Death
Angola's Deadly Diamonds: Human Rights Abuses in the Lunda Provinces, 2004

Rafael Marques - March 2005

Dirty Metals - Mining, Communities and the Environment
Earthworks and Oxfam America - 2004



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