Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Aug. 3



JCK’s Diamond Wednesday roundup of stories that have the trade talking

The great diamond slowdown, going undercover in Antwerp, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week:

– De Beers summer sale defies slowdown. Prices fall 14 percent. Ehud Laniado: The great diamond slowdown.

– Start-up turns diamonds into a currency alternative.

– Israel may have gemstone, diamond mines.

– Rapaport to provide 100 percent natural untreated melee. Popular Science writer proposes with lab-grown diamond (and links to JCK). HuffPo blogger interviews head of Pure Grown

– Media Watch: The “undercover etiquette” of the Antwerp diamond district.  Los Angeles Times on the problems in the local jewelry district. Yahoo: Diamonds won’t likely last forever.

JCK News Director