Diamond Shavings: Your (Early for the Holidays) Web Roundup

Posted early this week, but still a lot of stuff…

Gitanjali buys Rogers Jewelers for $18.5 million.

– Reports from Ohio and India.

 

DTC moves sightholder D-Day. Just 3 weeks to see who’s been naughty and nice.

 

Zale 1Q revenue down, is cautious about holiday.

Conference call.

Commentary: “Zale in free fall.”

 

Gassman @ Idex reduces holiday sales forecast.

  

Fred Meyer has problem with gem service plan.

Rio diamond chief will join BHP after year of “gardening leave.” 
– Could BHP-Rio merger put diamond mines on market?

– Aber wants to own all of Diavik, premieres on NYSE.

 

Man caught smuggling rough into Belgium.

 

Zimbabwe to take control of its mines, including Rio Tinto’s Murowa

Israel and Liberia want to work together.

 

Leviev store picketed by pro-Palestinian group.

 

Pamela Anderson, role model to a generation, refuses to wear a diamond cause of Blood Diamond.

 

Media Watch:

The Wall Street Journal on jewelry at the time of the weak dollar.

Business Week says consumers are shying away from gold.

Reuters on diamonds as an investment.

Page Six on Susan Sarandon and the Leviev protesters.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review disses diamonds.

South African’s Times on Cilfford Elphick.

WWD on Harry Winston.

 

Whether you are celebrating the holiday with a nice dinner, working Black Friday, or just on “gardening leave,” have a great one … See you all Monday.

JCK News Director