Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week… Our thoughts are with our colleagues in India,
as the industry recovers from the terrible tragedy there.… Fabergé has new eggs
on the skillet.… Plus, video of someone popping the question in an exciting,
innovative, and colossally stupid way.… All below…

 

Tragedy in India:

– Blast hits Mumbai
diamond district.

– Diamond dealers among
victims.

– Pancharatna building may have
been real target.

– Eyewitness accounts from dealers
and the head of Rapaport’s
India office.

– Millions of diamonds “rained
down.”

– Fears of big losses.

– Zaveri Bazaar had been hit
twice before.

– Diamond dealers blast
government.

– Calls for special
security.

– Could speed
up move to bourse.
But many dealers still
wary.

– Insurers won’t lower
premiums.

– Surat dealers shut shops in
solidarity.
City shaken.
Surat victim remembered.

– Avi Krawitz: The “show
must go on.”

My thoughts/live-blog.  

 

Gold price just
scrapes $1,600.

– Metal outperforming other
assets
.

 

June retail sales flat.

 

Interesting: Wal-Mart may be losing
price edge.

 

Fabergé making
jeweled eggs,
plans New York store.

 

Tacori fails to get injunction
against Scott Kay.

 

Richline signs
up Aya Azreilant.

 

LIFO repeal again proposed.

 

Edahn Golan: Industry debates RJC “chain of custody”
program.

 

Blue Nile relaunches app.

– Top e-commerce sites have
added mobile.

– My thoughts: “Why
it’s important
.”

 

Blue Nile names new
board member.

 

Michael Barlerin joins
Gitanjali U.S.

 

Tim Murphy joins
LFID company.

 

Terrible news: Zoe Bromberg dies.
Our condolences to family and friends. Guestbook.

 

Wisconsin jeweler arrested
on felony charges.

 

Africans caught smuggling
diamonds in India.

 

Zimbabwe blocks Kimberley
Process monitor appointment.

 

Harry Winston second quarter diamond production
up.

 

Rio Tinto relaunches
pink tender.

– Indian mine wins
social awareness award
. Congrats.

 

Connecticut requiring sick leave for
hourly workers.

 

Google now doing deals in
New York, San Francisco.

 

Royal newlyweds get
Canadian diamonds.

 

Well, I have no idea if this, um, unusual
proposal
is real or not, but really, I don’t recommend you try it. Let’s
just say I don’t see it winning the “Ultimate
Proposal
” contest.

 

Media Watch:

– Head of diamond fund promises
“huge returns” on diamonds.
 (Video)

Foxnews.com
author
blasts Kimberley Process.

Ha’aretz
visits Angolan mine.

–  CNBC advises
consumers about diamond buying.

 

From the Blog:

Blue
Nile’s Second App—And Why It’s Important.

Mumbai
Bombing: Diamond Trade Live-Blog
.

 

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