Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Oct. 7

A blue diamond is causing an international incident, new process laser-marks diamonds, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

– Discrepancy between De Beers and Kimberley Process stats. Diamond Development Initiative chair Ian Smillie responds to Time’s blood diamonds article. The World Diamond Council responds to Amnesty report.

– The blue diamond that is darkening Thai-Saudi relations.

– New process laser-marks diamonds.

– South Africa’s diamond cutting industry is on the ropes. Locals skeptical about new Canadian diamond mine.

Media Watch: Luxury Travel’s guide to the Diamond District. ScienceAlert on synthetics.

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