Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of April 13

Hatton Garden theft may have been inspired by a novel, dealer with alleged gambling problem suspected in scam, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week. 

– Investigation into Antwerp dealer Serge Muller. Was the Hatton Garden theft inspired by a mystery novel? South African diamond dealer with alleged gambling issue steals from fellow dealers. Two arrested for illegal diamond dealing in South Africa.

– Women leaving Indian diamond-cutting workforce. 

– De Beers–Botswana joint venture cutting back production. Swatch eyes De Beers’ New York City retail space. 

– Antwerp dealer Yves Diamant dies.

– Media Watch: Diamonds subject to deflation, Financial Times says.

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