Gemstones in India

India is one of the leading sources for gemstones. The mining of gemstones and other minerals is infamous for human rights violations and environmental pollution. India is one of the world's largest producers in diamonds and jewelry manufacturing. After crude oil, the export and import of gemstones accounts for the largest portion of India's global trade. In fact 11 out of twelve diamonds set in any jewelry in the world was cut and polished in India.