diamond matters, the trail of the diamond
Kadir van Lohuizen
I followed the diamond trail from mine to ultimate consumer, this photo reportage examines the financing, working conditions, dealers and those who really profit from the industry.
Diamond is carbon, crystallized under pressure over millions of years. The crystals rise to the surface during volcanic eruptions. Some fall back in the volcanic pipe to form blue-ground, called Kimberlite. Some is spread across a large area through erosion and flood and can be found in river beds or just under the surface.
The book Diamond Matters book is published by Mets & Schilt publishers (Holland), Dewi Lewis publishing (UK), Umbrage editions (USA)