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.
– Antwerp dealer Yves Diamant dies.
– Media Watch: Diamonds subject to deflation, Financial Times says.