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And now the news …
This week … At GIA, people talked about a lot of stuff, and
then at JCK, they talked about more stuff … Is the Kimberley Process dead? And
if so, what will we talk about? … And we all held on as hurricane Vegas blew
into our lives. All below …
– “Brisk sales” at
De Beers now facing anti-trust
suit in Canada. Wow.
Sneak preview of the Forevermark
Did Urban Outfitters steal
– Company denies.
– Original necklace may have also
– Miley Cyrus pretty mad
about whole thing.
thoughts. (Includes most of the above links.)
Harry Winston sees “breather” in
– TransHex sees them stabilizing.
– And Firestone still sees
Alrosa IPO “new era” for
Newspaper: Indian brands “making
it big” in U.S.
– Surat diamond workers to get ID cards.
– Company plans online
Zim newspaper: South Africa allowing imports from Marange. Big news if
– Surat sourcing initiative happy.
– Local human rights group urges not
to resume exports.
– Kimberley Process monitors “disappointed”
– WDC chairman “optimistic” about
– Chaim Even-Zohar: The KP
is dead. ($$)
Virgin Island company pleads guilty to importing
47th Street dealers get jail for fake
Greve in Portland. Very sad.
De Beers Diamond Jewellers in China.
Illinois jeweler sued for
not returning diamonds.
Debswana’s goal: 25
South Africa outlines plans for boosting
Richline acquires three Italian
I Hennig acquires stake
Stuller gets new
Tiffany adds editorial content to
Postal inspector to appear
at JCK Show with DDC.
Justin Bieber gets
“Family Guy” inspired necklace.
And perhaps … the “most
disgusting piece of jewelry ever?”
It’s certainly up there.
News has list of “outrageous” celebrity jewelry
Alpha on Tiffany, Sterling, and Zale.
York Times: Gold is not an investment.
Alpha on diamonds as an asset class.
Street Journal on the “imperial cushions.”
From the Blog:
article on HPHT (includes sidebar on diamond prices.)
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