via De Beers & Co [the link doesn’t exist anymore]
When Diamonds Were a Jew’s Best Friend
DURING THE diamond rush that started in 1867 at Kimberley, Cape Colony, British colonialist and protégé of the Jewish Rothschild dynasty Cecil Rhodes got involved in the diamond business by renting water pumps to miners and buying up claims of small mining operations.
Read more here at National Vanguard
De Beers Group (Wikipedia)