5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of Sept. 15

Sentiment mixed at Hong Kong fair, find out what kind of engagement ring you are, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

Times of Israel covers grading report controversy. IDI chair: GIA backlogs now industry “Achilles’ heel.”

– “Mixed sentiment” at Hong Kong show. Improves on second day.

– Russian authorities examining Alrosa. Alrosa giving priority to customers not subject to possible sanctions. Executives don’t expect diamond price dip. Russian miner now prospecting in Zimbabwe.

– Haaretz on Israel’s struggle to stay relevant. South African cutting industry facing challenges.

Media Watch: Popsugar quiz: Which engagement ring are you? Dubai luxury site on how diamond watches are made. The New York Times on Canadian diamonds. Comedy duo satirizes engagement ring tradition in Huffington Post.

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