Diamond Developments: Stories You Should Be Following This Week

Five stories that are on the industry’s radar:

– Gemesis to mass produce lab-grown colorless diamonds.  Should the industry panic?

– As Kimberley Process stakeholders meet in Brussels to resolve the current impasse over sales from the Marange region of Zimbabwe, there are reports of a “tentative agreement.”  If the current impasse isn’t resolved there is talk of lawsuits and a “secret plan” to sell the gems.

– But life goes on for Kimberley, as a team visits Surat.

– Two noteworthy lawsuits: A spat over a big pink diamond in South Africa. And Jacob the Jeweler sues Courtney Love.

– Why polished prices stagnate, as rough rises.

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