5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of Jan. 27

Why are blue diamonds blue, synthetics may sully Surat, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week:

– Synthetics may “sully Surat’s image.”

– Antwerp Diamond Bank’s new buyer shows lack of understanding of business.

– Belgium Parliament committee wants KP mandate expanded. More reports of atrocities in Zimbabwe diamond fields. Angolan president’s daughter owns a Swiss jeweler.  

– Jewelry company names itself Diamonds Are Evil.

Media Watch: Cleveland.com’s history of diamond engagement rings. Quartz.com asks “why are blue diamonds blue?” Slate upset about sponsored marriage proposals. Redeye Chicago runs another anti-diamond article. (See also this Australian and college newspaper.) Huffington Post runs article by Edward Jay Epstein that is a decade out of date.

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