Stone Cutting and Polishing

By Elyse on February 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm

 

When thinking of the human rights abuses that occur in the diamond and precious gem industry, one conjures up images of dark, dirty, and dangerous mines with exploited and underpaid miners. Often, consumers are unaware that many of the human rights abuses in the diamond and precious gem industry occur in the cutting and polishing processes.

These abuses lie mainly in child and bonded labor, as well as the extreme health hazards the process can present.

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