Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week … Rio says “See ya” … GIA gets fancy… And we look at the faux pas of Facebook… All below …

 

Signet opening 45 U.S. stores.

 

New CEOs for Van Cleef and Cartier.

 

Miner Setback

– Rio Tinto wants to exit diamond business.

– “All about scale.”

– Indian dealers hope Chinese company doesn’t buy Argyle.

– Alrosa not interested.

– “Business as usual” for Rio in the U.S.

– Chaim Even-Zohar charts the implications. {$$}

– Avi Krawitz: Combine Diavik and Ekati?

– Edahn Golan: We are watching history.

– My thoughts: Why miners keep saying goodbye.

 

De Beers said diamond sales rose 10 percent in 2011.

 

Appeal filed in De Beers class action.

 

Sally Morrison leaves Forevermark, joins World Gold Council.

 

GIA developing evaluating system for fancy cuts.

 

Maryland debates luxury tax.

 

Social media: The dark side.

 

Indian industry happy about polished export decline.

– Mumbai diamond factories to close Friday in tax protest.

 

Kimberley Process warns of fake Cameroon certificates.

 

Zimbabwe’s River Ranch mine feud rages on.

– Marange miners ups wages to head off strike.

 

Namdeb plans new diamond mine.

– Anglo approves.

 

Namibian diamond cutters claim unfair treatment.

 

Debswana launches “Our Diamonds, Our Pride.”

 

DDI kicks off fundraising campaign.

 

Sapphire miner Mike Roberts dies in accident.

 

Indian movie addresses “corporate crime” in diamond world.

 

Very good piece on what jewelers can learn from Trader Joe’s.

 

GSI opens Belgium lab.

 

Two families tangle over diamonds.

 

Couple gets engagement rings back—after 65 years.

 

Woman in Siberia finds diamonds in elevator.

 

Miley Cyrus’ engagement ring “mystery.”

 

Media Watch:

CBS News on how to save money on an engagement ring.

Reuters interviews KP chairwoman.

 

From the Blog:

Why Miners Keep Ditching the Diamond Business.

Social Media: The Dark Side.

 

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