Diamonds form alongside a distinct purple companion. We studied it to reach a conclusion about how rare they might actually be.
Confusion over which government department should regulate the tailings dams may explain the Jagersfontein tragedy.
Geology experts explain why coloured diamonds are so much rarer than clear ones – and why the newly discovered Lulo Rose might become the most expensive diamond in history.
In today’s episode, we hear from two women who talk about how diamond mines in the Northwest Territories have negatively impacted women and girls and perpetuated gender violence.
While marketing has made diamond rings a symbol of heteronormative happy endings, women from the Northwest Territories tell a different story about their experiences with the diamond mines.
Smaller diamonds are so common that some can be purchased for cheaper than a tank of petrol. Larger diamonds are an entirely different story.
Without a clear framework within which decisions can be made, heritage resources will forever be threatened by development.