Monday, December 15, 2014

Boycott Corporate Diamonds!

We boycott Israel for many reasons, you can read about some of them here:


Israel exported $6 billion in cut diamonds and an additional $3 billion in uncut diamonds in 2013:

Israel Apartheid is well documented here:


Alternatives to commercial diamonds--Used is Best!

New synthetics aren’t the answer.  Many synthetic diamonds are manufactured in Israel: 

Maybe a different stone?  Think again, Israel also exports precious metals and other precious stones.  In fact 31 percent of their total exports are in gems and precious metals:

Used is Best!  Buy something you like at a price you can afford.  If you are buying for someone else, it’s best to shop together.  If you’re looking for a gift explain why you want to buy used and have fun finding the perfect piece together.

The website below will help you be a better used jewelry consumer. They suggest how you can learn about prices and they also suggest visiting a real pawn shop.  If you are thinking of spending a substantial amount of money at a pawn shop, first search the name of the pawn shop on-line and look for news articles and reviews.  They tell you how to judge reviews, as well as e-bay sellers and they offer plenty of other advice at this link:  (Also check the articles displayed below this one.  To make the best buy, learn as much as you can!)

Thinking of popping the question?  Honestly, an expensive engagement ring might not be in your favor.  “A diamond is forever, but an expensive engagement ring means the marriage might not last that long. According to a new study, spending between $2,000 and $4,000 on an engagement ring is significantly associated with an increase in the risk of divorce:”



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  1. Read the full article below for an expose' of a large Israeli Diamond business' complicity in the illegal West Bank settlements and in human rights abuses in Africa:

    Highlight and right click URL to open the webpage.

  2. "It would appear that most people don't readily associate diamonds with Israel and its war crimes. The reality is that Israel's diamond industry is a main source of funding for the Israeli military ( $1 billion every year according to testimony given at the Russell Tribunal in Nov 2010)." Warning, graphic images of IDF violence: