Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

 

Shane Co. exits Chapter
11.

– Interview with
Tom Shane.

 

Interview with the people behind
the new Bailey Banks & Biddle.

 

Retailers forecast
holiday sales increase.

– SpendingPulse: October sales up.

 

Gold price hits $1400.
And then falls.

 

November DTC sight estimated at
$500 mill.

– Shows price
increase.

– Meeting “price
resistance.”

 

De Beers sees growth
potential in India, China.

 

Indian traders call the U.S. “sluggish.”

– Is U.S. now transport center?

 

Indian bankers seek to recover lost
money.

 

Three new licenses awarded in Zimbabwe.

 

Indian merchants slam
Marange ban.

– Which gets “mixed
reaction.”

– Zimbabwe urged to comply with
KP.

– Controversey “opening
up new divisions”
in Africa.

 

Real Zim Shady

– Zim minister accused of asking for
bribes.

– Zim miners charged with fraud appear
in court
. And are released.

Another Zimbabwe
miner charged with
fraud.

Also, its head declared
“bankrupt.”

– “Things coming
to a head
.”

 

Russian export deal “triggers
protest”

 

Botswana diamond exports
decline 44% in August.

 

Debswana head forced out?

 

Facebook’s new Foursquare
knockoff.

– AOL’s new Groupon
knockoff.

 

Richmont sales, profits up.

 

Bidz.com revenue down.

 

Blue Nile’s holiday
“deals.”

– American Idol runner-up endorses site.

 

Introducing the “re-engagement
ring.”

 

Birks and Mayors addresses “unusual
stock activity.”

 

Rapaport launches
auction site.

 

Pink diamond may set
record.

 

Jewelers Opening

Kendra Scott in Austin.

 

Alice Keller retires
as G and G editor.

 

Eira Thomas honored.

 

West Va. jewelers honored with street sign.

 

Indian dealer gets
New York condo.

 

Botswana diamond boycott criticized
(by Botswana newspaper.)

 

Diamond Empowerment Fund benefit raises
$1 million.

 

Miss World diamond mix-up.

 

British woman finds diamond flushed
down toilet.

 

From the Blog:

Interview
with Tom Shane.

Interview
with People Behind New Bailey Banks & Biddle.

 

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