5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of March 17



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.” Charles Wyndham on Coke, diamonds, and lab-growns. Michelle Graff on the ethics behind recycled diamonds.

– Indian diamantaires happy De Beers didn’t raise rough prices. State of rough diamond global supply.

– Diamonds found by construction worker in old jewelry store. The mystery behind the $300,000 in gems found on a mountain. Seven crazy-themed engagement rings. 

– Zimbabwe now leading diamond seller to Antwerp. Antwerp criticized for getting Zim sanctions removed. Diamond smuggling attempt halted in Israel. Will Russian sanctions affect diamond industry?

– Media Watch: Huffington Post blogger likes her single-woman engagement ring. The BBC on lab-grown diamonds. Men’s Journal gives engagement ring buying tips.The Financial Times on Panama’s diamond bourse.

JCK News Director