Diamond Wednesday: Five Diamond Developments You Should Be Following

Five stories that are on the industry’s radar this week:

– Rio Tinto says diamond prices have
“returned to pre-crisis levels.”

– The Indian bourse may finally—after 20 years!—be opening. And
the GJEPC is supporting the new
sourcing cooperatives.

– Namibian diamond output has doubled
from last year.

– Zimbabwe, which may be a bigger diamond producer
than originally predicted, is turning
up the rhetorical heat against the United States
, with its mining minster asking the Kimberley
Process
not to “follow the U.S. agenda.” Meanwhile, speculation continues
about the possibility of a “Kimberley
Process” plus.

– DTC Botswana is on
strike.