Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Nov. 18

Naomi Campbell’s blood diamonds shame is over, recovering a flushed diamond, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

– Leonardo DiCaprio ends Naomi Campbell’s “blood diamonds shame.”

– How falling jewelry sales have hurt De Beers rough sales. IDMA president says downturn should end by middle of next year. India’s industry facing “worst crisis ever.”

– Shmuel Schnitzer stepping down as head of Israel Diamond Exchange.

– Was Steinmetz betrayed by former CEO over diamond mine?

Media Watch: The Washington Post on what do with a useless engagement ring. Huffington Post on when to give one back. Brides: What happens when you flush one down toilet?

JCK News Director