5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of March 10



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 diamond biz. Rough market “sizzling again.” 

– Winsome Diamonds in “death wheeze,” auditors say.   

– Former U.S. Congressman may spill beans on Zimbabwe gem deals. Zimbabwe mines “hemorrhaging” as output dries up.

– The details on Mary-Kate Olsen’s engagement ring. Shailene Woodley won’t wear diamonds. 

–  Media Watch: The Telegraph on buying an engagement ring. The Frisky wants people to propose with macaroni and cheese instead of diamonds. Jezebel says women would rather buy a house than an engagement ring. The Gloss offers up 10 gifts better than a ring. Dateline NBC reports on the “diamond guru.” Gizmodo on “how to tell real diamonds from fake.”

JCK News Director