Article on Diamond Revenue and Public Health Highlights Benefits of the Modern Diamond Trade, Notes Louis Saint Dupont

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles based diamond retailer explains that, while the diamond trade in many African countries was once the cause of many of those nations’ ills, today some modern day revenues are being used for the public good.

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Those who may have hesitated to buy diamonds in the past can rest assured that their purchase will rest on firm moral ground as long as they purchase diamonds from legitimate retailers who ensure that their diamonds are conflict free.

According to an article published October 27th by Catch News, some of the revenues gained through the lucrative diamond trade in the southern African nation of Botswana are being put to good use to benefit HIV-AIDS treatment in the country. The article explains that the country, which has the second highest rate of HIV infection in the world (25%), uses some of the diamond revenue to purchase anti-retroviral drugs, which are then distributed to citizens through the country’s public health system. According to Los Angles diamond retailer Louis Saint Dupont, this is in stark contrast to the effect of diamonds in Africa just a few decades ago. Louis Saint Dupont explains that, during this time, diamonds were the driving force behind war and conflict that resulted in a great deal of death and suffering. They explain that, now that diamonds can often be part of the solution to end suffering rather than the cause, those who may have hesitated to buy diamonds in the past can rest assured that their purchase will rest on firm moral ground as long as they purchase diamonds from legitimate retailers who ensure that their diamonds are conflict free.

While the issue of conflict diamonds has not gone away, diamonds are more strictly regulated than ever before and the problem has been greatly reduced. Louis Saint Dupont explains that this concern for the morality behind each diamond purchase is nevertheless likely still fresh in the memories of those involved in the diamond jewelry industry, or frequent purchasers during that time. They also note that it was during this time that many in the industry explored other options for creating diamond jewelry without having to mine diamonds in the area where conflict was prone to occur. In the case of Louis Saint Dupont, they explain that they have and continue to source their diamonds from mines in Canada, which are completely free and clear of conflict. They also note that, while some other companies make their jewelry using synthetic diamonds made in a lab, Louis Saint Dupont customers appreciate the fact that all of their diamonds come from the earth.

While there certainly may be some diamonds floating around the resale market that may have been originally produced in times of conflict and a relatively tiny number of questionable or outright illegal diamonds still may make it to market through irresponsible dealers, those looking to purchase diamond jewelry from a reputable retailer can rest assured that the diamonds that they will be buying are responsibly sourced. Louis Saint Dupont also explains that their diamonds come with certification from the Gemological Institute of America, so that customers can get an objective third-party assurance that they are getting an outstanding deal on whatever jewelry they are buying. For more information about the prices and selection of diamond jewelry available from Louis Saint Dupont, potential customers can call 800-806-3109 or visit the retailer online at http://www.LouisSaintDupont.com.

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