How many conflict diamonds make it to America every year?



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    While there have many trade agreements stating that some of the biggest diamond distributors will refuse to buy conflict diamonds, Sierra Leon and other areas wracked by war still have huge diamond industries. The US consumes 65% of the world’s diamonds, so many, many diamonds of conflict end up in the US.

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    Canada now produces 15% of all the diamonds on the market, and all diamonds in Canada are non-conflict diamonds.  There are also lab made diamonds and certified non-conflict diamonds from other countries, but this should give you an idea of the upper limit of the diamonds being produced. 

    It is sad that actually, diamonds are less rare than emeralds, but major diamond companies are stockpiling diamonds in vaults allowing them to control prices and enabling conflict trading.

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