“How a gem expert wound up with a fake, and what you can learn from her experience.” By Susan M Neider, Barron’s Penta, May 21, 2011.
Understanding the Diamond Trade
By MICHAEL ALLEN from Wall Street Journal CAFUNFO, Angola On paper, Angola is a poster child for the global effort to keep “blood diamonds” out of the world’s jewelry stores. International pressure helped end a vicious civil war a decade ago by strangling the ability of rebels to trade diamonds for weapons. Angola is now …
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