Following the Diamond Trade

For­eign Policy presents A Trail of Dia­monds – a photo essay fol­low­ing the dia­mond trade from mine to bride.

It reminds me of a Jan­ine Roberts inter­view (author of Glit­ter and Greed) where she dis­cusses how the manip­u­la­tion of sup­ply and advert­ising cre­ated the myth of the dia­mond wed­ding ring and made Ern­est Oppen­heimer (who was in con­trol of De Beers) a very rich man.