American Blood Diamond - Oakland

$ 38.70

Christopher Classen
Weighted by Carat

American Blood Diamond is a conceptualization of a fictional American company within the extraction industry. Its’ business model is the wholesale and export of raw carat weight from parts of the country following periods of violence, unrest, riots or revolution. These recovered gemstones are fragments of shattered glass from retail, automotive or bottles.

Responding to reports of a fight in the early hours of New Years Day 2009, police fatally shot Oscar Grant III while detained. The trial verdict on July 8 resulted in violent protests. These stones represent that recovery window and are graded as rare retail/storefront nearly colorless. (Low iron content)

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