Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week … Signet swallows Ultra … Cracker Jacks offers a prize that is hard to swallow … And we all watched the terrible effects of Hurricane Sandy … All below …

 

The fallout from Hurricane Sandy.

– The impact on jewelers: What we know.

– Images of jewelry stores and Sandy.

– Where disaster-affected jewelers can turn for help.

National Jeweler’s overview.

– Industry takes to Twitter.

– JA cancels two days of show.

– Indian diamantaires worried about impact.

 

Signet completes Ultra acquisition.

– Michelle Graff: Price seems cheap.

 

Blue Nile’s sales rise, profits fall.

– Conference call transcript.

Stock falls.

– Fifth quarter of decreased margins.

 

Amazon records first loss in nine years.

 

HSN sales grow 7%.

 

Survey: Half of consumers spending more this holiday.

 

Israel holds up package of black diamonds.

 

Edahn Golan on generic marketing and the diamond source protocol.

– Avi Krawitz on the World Diamond Mark.

 

Russia discovers “India’s diamond strength.”

 

JNA holding online conference on diamond industry.

– KP chair, industry leaders speaking at Zimbabwe diamond conference.

 

Jewelers for Veterans gets disabled warrior a job.

 

Signet board director retires.

 

DGSE appoints new head.

– Restates financial results.

 

Indian diamond courier robbed.

 

Rare Burmese rubies lead Christie’s Hong Kong auction.

 

Woman designs ring for the “single and confident.”

 

Reality TV show tests consumer attitudes toward adultery.

 

World Diamond Council gets iPhone, iPad apps.

 

De Beers wins sustainability reporting award.

 

A diamond-studded credit card.

 

Interview with new Pandora spokeswoman Aly Raisman.

 

High school ring returned 50 years later.

 

The luxury Christmas cracker.

 

Cracker Jack offers diamond rings in boxes.

 

Media Watch:

– Reuters on the Singapore diamond market.

– Bloomberg on new marketing for emeralds (but talks a lot about diamonds).

– The U.S. State Dept. on Kimberley Process reform.

– Seeking Alpha on the highest-value diamond mines.

 

From the Blog:

How Hurricane Sandy Affected Jewelers: What We Know.

The Fallout from Hurricane Sandy.

 

The Diamond Five:

 Five Bizarre Things People Did With Their Diamonds Post-Breakup.

 

 

 

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