How Do Diamonds Form?
Diamonds were formed over 3 billion years ago deep within the Earth’s crust under conditions of intense heat and pressure that cause carbon atoms to crystallise forming diamonds.
What does it mean when a diamond is conflict free?
Diamonds that are illegally sold to finance war and terror are known as conflict, or blood diamonds. These diamonds tend to originate in war-torn areas in certain parts of Africa, but through illegal trade, they could end up anywhere in the world.
Conflict free diamonds, however, are those that are ethically mined and sold, meaning with no connection to terror or opposition groups.