Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

Hope to see some of you at the JA show this week … Will be there Monday and maybe part of Tuesday.

And now the news …

 

Court freezes Taub assets.

 

Gassman/Idex: Big jewelers have small hopes. Probably because their inventory is up.

 

The suddenly talkative Jonathan Oppenheimer not so down on derivatives.  But Chaim is unimpressed with everything else he said.

 

Jewelers among top online sellers.

 

Jayam can appeal verdict.

 

De Beers’ financial results. Highlights from the teleconference.

 

Possible De Beers strike in South Africa.  But it’s prepared!

 

Stock market tumbles will hurt industry.

 

Zale vet now at Fortunoff. Plus Zale loses bias suit.

 

Angola may change its marketingMy thoughts.

 

Moissanite sales down 11%, profits 50%.

 

Armenia’s diamond industry not doing so hot.

 

Joel Spigelman, former 47th Street jeweler, guilty of ordering murder.

 

Product placement of the year: Wendy Vitter, wife of prostitute-using Senator, wears a Journey pendant!  Whoo-hoo!

 

Sorry for that last one. Have a good weekend …

JCK News Director