Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

Gold keeps
setting records.

 

Zale stock on
the rise.

– Forbes still
pessimistic
(includes Zale response.)

– As is GLG.

– Company gets new charges in
2011.

– “Still investigated” by
SEC.

 

Helzberg renews credit
card deal.

 

Leon Finker dies.

 

Are backers leaving
cash4gold?

 

Luxury department stores outperform
rest of retail
. (FT, reg required)

LVMH jewelry, watch revenue up.

– “De Beers” chain opening
in Southeast Asia.

 

KP-plus “probably
dead.”

My
thoughts.

– Zimbabwe minister blasts plan.

Reports from Indian conference: Rapaport,
Idex (one
and two.)

 

Banks not financing
Marange purchases.

 

Zimbabwe claims new diamond finds.

– Zim mine
to double output
.

– Country “major presence” at
Indian conference.

– India, Zimbabwe meet.

 

DTC Botswana is on
strike.

 

Namgem has “dilemma” over diamond theft.

 

Bharat bourse to
open.

 

Indian credibility under
cloud?

 

Why doesn’t the diamond industry defend
itself?

 

Forevermark launching in India in fourth
quarter.

 

New “Henry Dunay” company launching.

 

Luxury brands ranked
for “digital IQ.”

 

Impressive orange diamond found
in South Africa.

 

Kim Kardashian gets
birthday diamonds.

 

Kayne West talks about his
diamond teeth.

 

A diamond
studded iphone.

 

Media Watch:

New
York Post
has something on the 47th Street gem tower. (Second
item)

ABC
says buy diamonds/jewelry second-hand.

– Rapaport writes
the Financial Times
about Marange.

– Excerpt from Ian Smillie’s book in Sierra Leone
newspaper.

– Sierra Leone president talks about “blood diamonds” on
CNN.

CNBC
goes to the diamond district to check out “gold bubble.”

 

From the Blog:

Does
“KP Plus” Add Up?

Why
Doesn’t the Industry Speak Up?

Leon
Finker Dies.

 

From JCK:

 
My
article on the “new luxury mindest.”

 

 

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