By Michelle Graff

The KP chair traveled to the Central African Republic while members of Jewelers of America’s political action committee went to Washington, D.C. to lobby lawmakers on a variety of issues.

In the gemstone world, Petra found a 121-carat diamond at the Cullinan mine while Gemfields launched a marketing campaign for its Mozambican rubies.  

See it all and more in The Week in Photos. 

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