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Alan Friedman, Jeweler and Diamond Dealer, Dies
June 25, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
Alan H. Friedman, longtime jeweler and colored diamond dealer and member of the family that founded Borsheims, died of an apparent heart attack on June 21 at age 60.A post on his store’s...
5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of June 22
June 24, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
Where the world’s largest diamond heist was planned, trade faces uncertain future, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.- Reuters: Diamond trade faces “uncertain future.”-...
June 19, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
The diamond industry is being battered by a “perfect storm” of problems, from decreased manufacturing profits to a tarnishing of the industry’s brand, attendees agreed at the biennial meeting of...
June 19, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
In his much-talked-about encyclical on climate change, Pope Francis mentioned blood diamonds in a list of societal ills.
5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of June 15
June 17, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
Is it wrong to propose with a lab-grown diamonds, the New England Patriots party with their diamond-covered rings, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.- The Daily Telegraph asks...
June 16, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
The previously unknown treatment that temporarily boosts a diamond’s color has also been discovered on diamonds submitted to the Antwerp branch of the International Gemological Institute, ...
Rock Stars: 8 Brilliant Diamond Designs
June 12, 2015
By JCK Staff
Is there anything brighter than colorless diamonds set in perfectly polished platinum or shimmering white gold? We turn the spotlight on eight beautifully brilliant diamond designs.  ...
5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of June 8
June 10, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
Israel acts over GIA mystery treatment, diamonds star at the Tony Awards, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week. - Central African Republic diamonds come at price of “blood...
June 8, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
CanadaMark has launched a new B-to-B trading platform to help jewelers locate its origin-certified gems. “It is something the retail side has been asking for for some time,” says Jim Pounds...
June 8, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
The explosive and often shocking book about the Angolan diamond industry that led to criminal charges against its author has been posted online by Reporters Without Borders.  Rafael...
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