5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of Jan. 12

GIA is hiring, Super Bowl ring goes up for auction, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

– Rio Tinto woos Indian president over diamond mine. Miner hopes to invest millions in project.

– De Beers opens business incubator in Cape Town, South Africa. Government newspaper says Zimbabwe needs more “diamond people.”

 – Media Watch: The Guardian on mining diamonds underwater (native ad). The Age profiles disruptive Australian jewelry e-tailer. The Coast News profiles GIA’s law enforcement classes. Buffalo News has yet another lab-grown diamond article. Financial blogger calls diamonds a “good 5-year play.”

– GIA looks to hire new graders

– Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to wear diamond-encrusted boots. Best engagement rings of “Bollywood babes.”  Usher’s fiancée sports big engagement ring. Diamond-encrusted Super Bowl ring going up for auction.

JCK News Director