Some further thoughts stemming from last week’s post on Antwerp and Zimbabwe: Whatever you feel about Antwerp World Diamond Centre CEO Ari Epstein’s remarks last week to the Zimbabwe Parliament, he did have a point. His organization was able to get the European Union to remove its sanctions against Marange diamonds, and when Antwerp auctioned those gems, they fetched nice prices. It’s also pledged to help with value addition and improving technical skills. And yet Zimbabwe seems to be… …read more

Source: JCK Online Cutting Remarks – Diamond Industry News – Rob Bates