Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

This week …  J.C. Penney is now two companies. Unfortunately, both are tanking … Someone stole a diamond made of cremated remains, which means there’s probably one grossed-out thief right now … And what happened to the bids for Bidz … All below …

Big retailers expect best holiday since 2007.

 

Berkshire Hathaway calls its jewelers’ earnings flat.

 

J.C. Penney sees more dramatic declines. Ouch.

Cash crisis?

– It’s discounting now!

– 7 reasons why it’s just plain ugly.

 

Pandora’s sales, profits up.

 

Investcorp acquires Georg Jensen.

 

Bidz files suit to complete merger.

 

Tiffany opening Paris flagship.

– Stock recommendation reiterated.

 

Harry Winston refinances luxury credit facility.

 

Richemont gets new CEO.

 

Avi Krawitz on Blue Nile.

 

Chaim Even-Zohar on ten years of De Beers Diamond Jewellers. ($)

 

Diamonds and the next generation of consumers.

– A jeweler weighs in.

 

Edahn Golan: Princess cuts holding up.

 

South African diamond dealer faces fraud charges.

– Claims $10 million diamond stash.

 

Sotheby’s selling diamonds from legendary Lauders.

– Archduke Joseph Diamond expected to fetch $25 million.

 

9 carat blue diamond discovered in Botswana.

 

Botswana diamond exports fall.

 

Diamond industry shutting down in India for holiday.

 

Zim diamond firms called “models.”

– Global Witness criticizes Kimberley Process monitor.

– Civil society to participate in Zim conference.

 

Angola to form national diamond “brand.”

 

Japan tax agency auctioning off diamonds.

 

Zale commercial promotes colored diamonds.

– Shaquille O’Neal promotes Zale line.

 

GIA gets new vice president of human resources.

 

Congrats to Jen and all my colleagues!

 

Atlanta jeweler sells Elvis jewelry.

 

Jeweler designs pieces made from Eiffel Tower.

 

Diamond made from cremated ashes disappears.

 

Media Watch:

– InStyle on biggest celebrity engagement rings.

– Careerist asks: What jewelry is appropriate for the office?

– The New York Times on Antwerp’s diamond industry.

– CNN on the diamond industry in Namibia. (Video)

 

From the Blog:

Diamonds and the Next Generation, Continued.

Diamonds and the Next Generation of Consumers.

 

The Diamond Five:

5 Remarkable Things People Have Done for Diamonds.

 

 

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