Workers in a mid-sized diamond polishing factory in Mumbai, India. Photo: Thomson Reuters Foundation

First there were blood diamonds. In India, there are suicide diamonds

Investigations spread over a year in the western Indian state of Gujarat found a pattern of suicides – many shrouded in silence – in the industry that cuts and polishes 90 per cent of gems sold globally, with many workers paid per stone

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Workers in a mid-sized diamond polishing factory in Mumbai, India. Photo: Thomson Reuters Foundation
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