Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Jan. 20

JCK’s Diamond Wednesday roundup of stories that has the trade talking

De Beers drops prices 7 percent, Botswana people will name 1,000 ct. diamond, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

– Where’s the mastermind of Hatton Garden burglary? Heist will become film. Heist site will become wine bar. Gang made “many errors.” Did raid get gangster killed? One crook is considered a good plumber.

– Report: De Beers reduced prices 7 percent at first sight. Rapaport’s 2015 diamond price review. Head of Belgian diamond manufacturer’s association on the industry’s crisis. Mark Boston: Why we need to promote jewelry design.

– Indian diamond industry seeks export-boosting steps.

– People of Botswana will name 1,111 ct. diamond.

– Refinery29 writer doesn’t want a “monster” engagement ring. Enterprising boyfriend makes engagement ring by hand.

JCK News Director