Americans spending less on diamonds, people who wear diamonds to the beach, and more stories on the industry’s radar this week:
- Americans spending less on diamond jewelry. New De Beers hire to address “negative perceptions” about diamonds. The BBC says more consumers choosing colored stones.
- De Beers move puts Botswana in spotlight. Indian diamantaires applaud move. Canadian diamond sets national record.
- New proof of Mugabe buying election with diamond profits.
- “The Jeweler, the Diamond Heist, and How Richardson Cops Decided It Was All a Scam.” “Pink Panther” thief escapes.