Mandy Behbehani

freelance journalist

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Freelance journalist covering the fashion industry.

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Diamonds are a finite resource, so companies like De Beers are learning to make their own diamonds.

Diamonds are not forever: The diamond market turns to synthetics

Diamonds are a finite resource, so companies like De Beers are learning to make their own diamonds.

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