5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of July 6



Skydiver bestows ring in midair, diamond found in bag of Goldfish crackers, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

– India may increase duty on synthetic diamonds. Some cry foul. 

– Former Zimbabwe mining minister accused of seeking bribe. Massive layoffs expected at Zimbabwe mines.

– De Beers market share set to rebound. Namibia wants to sell more gems independently.

– Diamond ring found in Goldfish crackers. Dog coughs up missing wedding ring. Woman finds $40,000 diamond ring on floor.  Cancer patient loses ring from mother’s ashes. Skydiver bestows diamond ring in midair.

– Media Watch: ITV profiles local diamond geezers. Wall Street Journal says diamonds “regain their sparkle.” The Stir on man-gagement rings.

JCK News Director