December 1, 2006—"There's virtually no orifice on a
person's body that you can't stick a diamond."
The fact that the treasured gems are small, valuable, and so easy to transport makes them a ideal items to smuggle. So how can anyone know whether a given sparkler is a legal, certified gem or an illicit "blood diamond"—one mined and sold to fuel deadly rebel conflicts.
Go behind the scenes of a major diamond dealership in Antwerp, Belgium, and find out what some suppliers are doing to try and stem the flow of blood diamonds through the global market.