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Diamond Mine Turns Up a New Beetle Species, and This Week’s Other News

April 4, 2024  |  Rapaport News
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What is the Rapaport team reading? Our editors and reporters sat down to pick content from around the web that’s helped expand their knowledge of the diamond and jewelry industry this week.

Gidon’s Selection: How Rolexes Put Peru’s Presidency at Risk (Reuters)

“This story is straight out of a Hollywood movie, except that it’s true. Peru’s President Dina Boluarte is under investigation for something called illicit enrichment. Allegedly, she owns expensive Rolex watches that she neglected to declare. Over Easter weekend, police and prosecutors raided her home and office in search of evidence. Are la presidenta’s days numbered? Only time will tell.”
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Gidon Ben-Zvi

Digital Content Manager

Joshua’s Selection: A Chinese Fine Jewelry Success Story: Qeelin Turns 20 (Jing Daily)

“Qeelin is doing the opposite of many — it’s going big in mainland China despite the challenging market there. Here, Christophe Artaux gives his take on why the Kering-owned jewelry brand believes it has a unique selling point.”
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Joshua Freedman

Senior Analyst

Leah’s Selection: New Beetle Species Discovered at Orapa Diamond Mine in Botswana (

“How often do you see beetles and diamonds in the same headline? In this precious discovery, researchers at South Africa’s Wits University found a new species of beetle, the Paleothius mckayi, a type of staphylinid rove beetle, at Debswana’s Orapa diamond mine in Botswana. The fossil is the first of its kind unearthed in Africa, as well as in the southern hemisphere. Bearing a symmetrical and elongated body, and elongated head, long antennae and sharp, scissor-like mouthparts, the beetle once roamed among dinosaurs, dating back to the Cretaceous period, around 90 million years ago.”
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Leah Meirovich

News Editor

Vanina’s Selection: Women Take Over NYC’s Diamond District (ABC News)

“In the cutthroat world of the New York Diamond District, these women are proving they have what it takes to make an impact in a heavily male-dominated field.”
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Vanina Pikholc

Podcast and Video Producer

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