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

India enacts different codes for synthetic diamonds, BuzzFeed calls diamonds a waste, and other topics on the industry’s radar this week.

– India to develop different codes for natural and synthetic diamonds. Lenders serve notice on Winsome Diamonds. Industry cuts 15 percent of work force.

– Massive new diamond find in Zimbabwe. Kimberley Process called “difficult to reform.”

– The man who transforms corpses into diamonds. Gold and diamond soap has special powers.

– Court tosses W.B. David claim against De Beers.

– Media Watch: Huffington Post on cushion-cut diamonds. The New York Times writer buys an engagement ring for herself.  Andrew Sullivan’s blog debates the pros and cons of engagement rings. BuzzFeed says diamonds are a “waste of money.” The New Yorker profiles a diamond cutter.



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