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April 17, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
The Antwerp, Belgium, diamond industry is very concerned about reports of possible European Union sanctions against Russian rough exports, said industry group Antwerp World Diamond Centre. 
Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of April 14
April 16, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Finance guys whine about diamonds, Florida jeweler loses $6K in busted diamond deal, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.- Leviev wins court battle over Angola deal. 
April 1, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Israeli diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz has sold his cutting and polishing business, inferring it does not have adequate margins. “As part of routine business, holdings in [Steimetz Diamond Group...
April 1, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Anyone seen a 50 ct. pink?A South African diamond trader is complaining that a 50.66 ct. pink diamond he has stored with shipper Malca Amit has vanished, according to news reports.Geneva authorities...
March 28, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Forget dot-com and dot-org. Now you can set up shop with the domains .diamonds and .jewelry. “We want to bring specificity to the domain name,” says Daniel Schindler, cofounder of Donuts Inc.,...
March 28, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Paul Blarr, the Williamsville, N.Y., jeweler charged with four felony counts for allegedly misrepresenting moissanite as diamonds, may have duped dozens of people, a local police captain tells JCK....
March 26, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
A Williamsville, N.Y., jeweler has been arrested and charged with grand larceny for allegedly misrepresenting diamond simulants as the real thing, according to the local police department’s Facebook...
5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of March 24
March 25, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Smuggler caught with diamonds in pants, diamonds may help in teeth-whitening, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week:- De Beers Canadian mine delayed. Latin America gets first diamond...
5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of March 17
March 19, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Who owns the $300,000 in gems found on a Swiss mountain, seven crazy-themed engagement rings, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.- WFDB president says synthetics “not a threat.”...
5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of March 10
March 12, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
A former Congressman says he’ll blow the whistle on Zimbabwe diamonds, sites debate alternatives to engagement rings, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week…- Rio Tinto bullish on...
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