• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

December 4, 2006

Cut, Color, Clarity, and a Clean Conscience

Special Offer

No matter where you're shopping for diamonds, you can always put your mind at ease by asking the following questions (from Amnesty International USA's diamond buying guide), which any diamond salesperson should be able to answer:

  1. How can I be sure none of your jewelry contains conflict diamonds?
  2. Do you know where the diamonds you sell come from?
  3. Can I see a copy of your company's policy on conflict diamonds?
  4. Can you show me a written statement from your suppliers guaranteeing that your diamonds are conflict-free?
"Keep asking questions until you feel comfortable," advises O'Meara. Go to brilliantearth.com to get more information; visit diamondsforafricafund.org to donate; or log on to amnestyusa.org to find out how you can put pressure on the diamond industry.

Connect with Marie Claire:
daily giveaway
Go to the Beach

Go to the Beach

enter now
You Know You Want More
More From Shop for Charity
AIDS Virus 30 Years Later: The MTV RE:DEFINE Exhibition

Do good this fall by attending an art exhibition that benefits the MTV Staying Alive Foundation.

Products to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

Think pink this October: Use our Breast Cancer Awareness shopping guide to donate to BCA charities while you shop!

The Ultimate Goody Bag

Michelle Trachtenberg isn't a mean girl--she just plays one on TV. In real life, she's designed a bag you can feel virtuous about buying.

post a comment

Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.