Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Feb. 10

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

Three nations battle over famous diamond, jewelers offer diamond-buying tips, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

– GJEPC wants $200 million annual spend on generic promotion. Botswana’s exports drop to seven-year low. Alrosa seeks greater ties with India.

– Zimbabwe residents curse how diamond industry hasn’t helped them. Country’s central bank governor decries industry secrecy.

– Three-nation battle brews over the Koh-i-Noor.

– A lost ring story with a happy ending. Cop finds ring, gets gyro as reward.

Media Watch: USA Today has engagement ring shopping tips. Philadelphia Style gets jewelers to offer their tips. Forbes on diamond demand in China. Fast Company has (not-always-accurate) video on De Beers history.

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