Charlize Theron & Stuart Townsend Pictures
Kanye West sings about them; Charlize Theron rallies against them; Leonardo DiCaprio will star in a movie about them. They’re called blood or conflict diamonds.
And how can you be sure you don’t own one?
Thousands of brides will walk down the aisle this summer knowing next to nothing about one of the most emotionally charged items they will ever possess — their diamond rings. But a new technology is now under way to make sure next year’s batch of brides know their rock’s pedigree.
So perhaps Charlize Theron can finally relax about her diamonds and gems, knowing they are conflict free. Theron is one of Hollywood’s leading ladies who oppose conflict diamonds — diamonds that have been traded for guns, extracted from regions controlled by military forces in rebellion. The cavil is that profits from smuggled diamonds fuel political conflict and violence.
Wow. Hollywood really fights for all sorts of causes! Above are pictures of Charlize Theron, 30, and longtime boyfriend Stuart Townsend, 33, geting cozy on the beach yesterday afternoon. I love how Charlize‘s dog, Tucker, is sniffing Stuart‘s buttocks! Something’s gotta be smellin’ down there… More pictures in the gallery!