Heaven & Hell. The state of the Jewellery Industry
Photo Installation & Diamond Earrings.
Materials: 2x Digital C prints mount on Dibond, 800 x 450mm Walnut frame, 1125 x 950mm
Diamond & 18ct white gold earrings. - Right: ethically sourced diamonds from the Diavik mine (Canada), Fair trade 18ct gold from Oro Verde Mining Cooperative (Colombia) - Left: diamonds and gold from unknown provenance
Edition of 1. In private Collection
Articles in the international press have called for attention on the subject, especially regarding Conflict Diamonds and the Gold mining process. In many African countries, including Angola, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) diamonds have been, and continue to be linked to terrible human rights abuses either by insurgent groups to fuel conflict and carry out atrocities against innocent civilians or by unscrupulous governments who are equally brutal. Illicit diamonds make fabulous profits for terrorists and corporations alike. The trade illustrates with the hard clarity of the gem itself that no matter where human rights violations occur; the world ignores them at its peril.