Diamond Shavings: Your (Early for the Three Day Weekend) Web Roundup


For those who missed this, thanks to one of our alert commenters, we can now all follow along with the Whitehall bankruptcy proceedings. Simply go here, and then click “docket” (up top), and the relevant documents are there. The site is a little weird and annoying, but with a little navigating (sometimes it takes you to the client list, where you have to choose “Whitehall”) it gets the job done. And it’s free.

 

And now the news …

 

LVMH strikes blow against ebay.

– Cartier on myspace.

 

JCK study: Consumer don’t know jewelry brands.

“Not surprising.”

– Industry “needs more openness.”

– The “grape soda test.”

 

Beneficiation Growing Pains … Part 89

– Abuses in Botswana factories?

– Botswana workers on strike.

– LLD Namibia strike continues.

Mark Boston on South Africa.

 

Miami bourse head: New memo case.

 

US okays BHP’s Rio offer.

– New Rio Tinto bidder?

 

Diamond cutters protest in Surat.

– Settlement “in sight.”

– US bankruptcies hurt Indian exporters.

 

Chaim’s report on St. Petersburg.

-  Gareth Penny addresses World Diamond Council.

Rio Tinto not expanding in Zimbabwe.

 

UNICEF Leviev decision raises controversy.

 

Blue Nile stock drops.

 

Early diamonds may give clues of life.

 

Diamond rings found in toilet! Along with diamond industry … (Kidding!)

 

Celebrity jewelry displayed in London.

 

From the blog:

LVMH Deals Serious Blow to Ebay.

Remembering Slyvain Ringer. 

 

From JCK:

My report from AGS Conclave.

My story on alternative metals.

 

Have a great weekend, everyone! … And happy birthday, America!

JCK News Director