Beyoncé: Celebrity Accused of Wearing N12.9b Blood Diamond

Beyoncé caused quite a stir when she was seen wearing a 128-carat Tiddant diamond worth N12.9 billion She has since been accused of wearing a blood diamond that was mined 144 years ago in South Africa The celebrity was disappointed and angry that she had not been told about the origins of the diamond

Earlier this week, Beyoncé made waves when she wore an enormous 128-carat Tiffany diamond. Some accused her of wearing a blood diamond. The diamond was mined in South Africa in 1877.

She was the first black person to wear the diamond. Beyoncé has been accused of wearing a blood diamond after sharing snaps of a N12.9 billion Tiffany diamond.

However, not everyone was impressed with her flashy jewellery and Ghanaian-American commentator Karen Attiah wrote a column in the Washington Post about it. The diamond was reportedly dug out of the Big Hole in Kimberly 144 years ago under horrendous conditions. The treatment of black workers by the colonial authorities set the tone for their future treatment and laid the plans for apartheid according to Attiah. “If black success is defined by being paid to wear white people’s large colonial diamonds, then we are truly still in the sunken place,” Attiah wrote. The Sun, a UK based newspaper reported that Beyoncé was disappointed and angry when she learned the origins of the diamond and that she had not been made aware of it.

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