Five Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of Feb. 17

Tales of lost diamond rings, sites take on Amazon jewelry and Chocolate Diamonds, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

– Ben Janowski continues his top trends: the millenials, evolution of retail channels, and new designers and manufacturers. Edahn Golan: Debunking fallacies about the diamond business. Avi Krawitz: Future diamond mining consolidation.

– Science teacher makes custom lab-grown diamonds.

– Tales of three lost wedding rings. 

– Zimbabwe plans diamond exchange, sales in Dubai and Shanghai. 

– Media Watch: GQ on buying an engagement ring. The Denver Post is okay with used engagement rings. Jezebel on Chocolate Diamonds. (Also: Daily Mail.) The Huffington Post calls engagement rings “a total scam.”  The Atlantic on man-gagement rings. Gizmodo says: Don’t buy jewelry on Amazon.

JCK News Director