Responding to increasing pressure from governments and human rights groups, the World Diamond Congress approved a package of measures to track diamonds from the mine to the jewelry store. The industry promised severe penalties for dealers who break the rules and buy or sell so-called "blood diamonds. Lax controls at trading centers such as Antwerp, Tel Aviv and Bombay have allowed the rebels to make millions of dollars, according to human rights groups and a detailed U. If strictly implemented, the new rules could have an important impact in preventing rebel groups from funding their wars through diamond sales, human rights officials at the meeting said.
Vooruitzicht would become the site of the Big Hole and the De Beers mine, two successful diamond mines. Their name, which was given to one of the mines, subsequently became associated with the company. Kimberley was besieged as soon as war broke out, thereby threatening the company's valuable mines.
Rhodes personally moved into the city at the onset of the siege in order to put political pressure on the British government to divert military resources towards relieving the siege rather than more strategic war objectives.
Despite being at odds with the military,  Rhodes placed the full resources of the company at the disposal of the defenders, manufacturing shellsdefences, an armoured train and a gun named Long Cecil in the company workshops.
One led to the discovery of the Premier Mine. The Premier Mine was registered in and the Cullinan Diamondthe largest rough diamond ever discovered, was found there in However, its owner refused to join the  De Beers cartel. He understood the core principle that underpinned De Beers' success, stating in that "common sense tells us that the only way to increase the value of diamonds is to make them scarce, that is to reduce production".
Ernest Oppenheimer took over the chairmanship of the company in after buying shares and being appointed to the board in Firstly, it convinced independent producers to join its single channel monopoly.
When that did not work, it flooded the market with diamonds similar to those of producers who refused to join in. It purchased and stockpiled diamonds produced by other manufacturers as well as surplus diamonds in order to control prices by limiting supply. Diamonds as an investment De Beers successfully advertised diamonds to manipulate consumer demand.
One of the most effective marketing strategies has been the marketing of diamonds as a symbol of love and commitment. The campaign, titled Shadows and Lights"' first ran in the spring of The song would later inspire a compilation album, ' Diamond Music ,' released inwhich features the 'Palladio' suite.
A commercial for Verizon Wireless parodied the De Beers spots. The new lab-grown diamond will retail for about one-tenth the cost of naturally occurring diamonds. The new brand will be sold starting in September Mr Taylor, 62, is accused by prosecutors of using 'blood diamonds' to fund a brutal and bloody war carried out by rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone.
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Conflict diamonds are diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council.
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