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


Wishing all who celebrate a merry Christmas.… If any big news breaks over the holiday, it will be posted here….


Sterling accuses JCPenney of copying
Seymour line.


Will diamond prices increase
20% in next year?

– Analyst: Diamonds “should do well” in


GIA sees “surge” in larger
HPHT diamonds.


FTC issues new
platinum rules.

Surat upbeat about
U.S. sales.

– Mumbai bourse still


Anglo taking
over De Beers?



– My thoughts: “Diamond promotion is
not forever

– Edahn: JWT account closing “end of an era.”


Alrosa selling stake in Sveralmaz to
Rio Tinto.

– Will take “six months” for Alrosa
to go public.


Interview with people behind
“diamond blue book.”


Korea to build diamond mine in Cameroon.


“Shady group” blocking KP/Zimbabwe

– Surat sourcing initaitve seeks
government support.

– Mugabe named “Diamond
Person of the Year, 2010
.” I’m sure he’s very proud.

– Zim urged to use diamond sales for health care.


Dubai vows to
support the KP.


Leviev Moscow mall opening delayed.

– Africa-Israel CFO resigns.


De Beers store windows
using 3-D technology.


Freddy Hanard steps
down at AWDC.
Wish him all the best in the future.


Guy in Naples arrested for trying to sell
Note, the newspaper calls it “synthetic,” when it is actually a


Japanese scientists try to
create “world’s hardest diamond.”


Oprah gives
away Argyle pinks.


Dubai hotel regrets
diamond-covered tree.


Diamond bourses offer
e-mail addresses.


Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips’ engagement


Top 10 fictional
engagement rings
. Clever idea for a list. Surprised no one’s thought of it
before. (Or at least I’ve never seen it before.)


Media Watch:

CNBC: Jewelry retail “sparkles.”

– Interesting interview
on Bloomberg (audio)
with founder of Blue Nile.

on the rising price of gold. Wacky

on gold sales in India.

– Local jeweler interviewed by
California newspaper
. With more confusion over synthetic.

Star Tribune
asks where the diamond class action checks went.

writes up Day’s Jewelers’ “Fair Trade” diamonds.


From the Blog:

Promotion is Not Forever.

with the People Behind the New Diamond Blue Book.



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