Caron Enlander Dies

Caron Enlander—the only woman to serve on the board of directors of the Diamond Dealers Club—died recently of cancer at the age of 50. Enlander—whose maiden name was Weiss—didn’t have a diamond background, but entered the field after she got a job at a diamond company. “She showed up for the job, but the fellow never turned up,” says husband Derek Enlander. “So there she was. She had given up her job and told all her friends and family that she was going into the diamond business. So she decided she was going into the industry. People told her: You have no connections, you have no family business. How do you expect people to trust you?” But Derek Enlander says his wife was a person of rare determination, and she went to London after someone advised her to start there. “She went to Hatton Garden [the London diamond district] and went eeny meeny miny mo and knoc
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