Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week  … Ring found in grocery store egg carton … J.C. Penney bonds downgraded to junk … Macy’s asking employees to work Thanksgiving … All below

 

Obamacare health exchanges now open to small businesses.

 

Birks & Mayors drops “Mayors” from corporate name.

 

Golden Gate may sell 25 percent stake in Zale.

 

Sotheby’s largest shareholder wants CEO replaced.

 

J.C. Penney bonds downgraded to “junk” status.

– Who’s in control at J.C. Penney?

– Hedge fund dumps half of stake.

– Analyst: It needs a “historic” season.

– Sued over stock sale.

– Shouldn’t Goldman Sachs be sued too?

 

President of Vicenza fair steps down.

 

“Succession test” at LVMH.

 

Should couples go Dutch on engagement rings?

– Slate: Then it’s not an engagement ring.

 

Mobile now trumps desktop for e-commerce.

 

It’s becoming to look at lot like Christmas! And Christmas is looking …

– Jewelry top holiday purchase for affluent, survey finds.

 

Black Friday: facing extinction?

– Macy’s asking employees if they can work Thanksgiving.

 

The Daily Mail has photos of De Beers’ last days in London.

 

Belgium national involved in Zimbabwe diamond scandal.

 

Antwerp diamond firm goes bust, with $26 million in debts.

 

Winsome lenders split over recovery process.

 

India’s rough curb: 2008 redux?

 

Indian tax authorities does raids diamond intermediaries.

 

Indian industry happy with end to Zimbabwe sanctions.

 

Why Anglo walked away from the Pebble mine.

 

Alrosa plans 1.6 billion stock float.

 

Edahn Golan on Alrosa, India, and De Beers.

 

Namibia won’t trim Namdeb’s taxes.

 

Paris watch store attacked in broad daylight.

 

Kenya attack spurs mall to increase security.

 

Six New Jersey jewelers cited for violating gold buying laws.

 

Sotheby’s auctioning 96.62 ct. yellow diamond brooch.

 

Alex and Ani tests mobile app Swirl.

 

Ruth Batson elected to JFC chairman.

 

Fredrick Goldman names new executive vp.

 

12 ct. blue diamond found in Lesotho.

 

San Antonio man finds 2 ct. diamond in Arkansas park.

 

Woman finds ring she lost for 41 years.

 

Ring found in grocery store egg carton.

 

UAE singer wants fans to choose engagement ring.

 

A diamond-covered poker chip.

 

From the Blog:

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. And Christmas Is Beginning to Look…

Should Couples Go Dutch on Engagement Rings?

 

From JCK:

Article on online sales tax.

 

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