Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Jan. 6

Palace vetoes copies of Kate Middleton’s ring, Israel’s underground bank scandal, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

– The diamond industry’s “lost year.” Trade has become “insular and arrogant.” NPR Marketplace on industry’s issues.

– Indian jewelry exports fall to six-year low. Indian traders now have to use sales documents.

– Replica of Kate Middleton’s ring pulled from royal gift shop. Tory Burch shows off huge engagement ring.

– National Union of Mineworkers plans march on De BeersNorthern Miner thanks company for support of Snap Lake.

Media Watch: Israeli TV looks at underground bank scandal.  Catholic News Agency on blood diamonds. Daily Mail visits lab-grown diamond factory. Bloomberg looks at Armenian jewelry-makers in Los Angeles.

JCK News Director