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In a new study on ethically-responsible jewelry-buying, the group Human Rights Watch sounds an alarm over the effects of the coronavirus on small-scale miners, and suggests that the international mechanism designed to end the trade in “conflict diamonds” is deficient.

But for those in the global north who have enough money to buy diamonds or gold for their loved ones this Christmas, it gives a guide to where to go. Tiffany & Co. and Pandora get a “strong” rating for taking significant steps toward responsible sourcing of jewels, while Bulgari, Signet, and Cartier are rated “moderate”, and Boodles, Chopard, and Harry Winston are judged “fair”.

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Tanzanian children working in an artisanal mining operation. (file photo)