Diamond Shavings … Now with an intro .. This week in the jewelry industry … we have news of the De
Beers CEO as well as reaction to it (which is mostly, “Who’s that?”) De Beers now
has agreement to buy from Namibia and to sell to A. Spira, even if they don’t
seem to really want the latter. Plus, Newt Gingrich
is a big jewelry fan. Who knew?! Shame he doesn’t pay his bills. All below …
New De Beers CEO: Philippe
– Transport executive named
new De Beers CEO.
– Company signs new agreement with
– “Bullish” on
De Beers’ retail chain names new
– Crain’s article includes comments from yours
E.C. rules that Spira still
a sightholder. (Subscription)
Harry Winston inks
deal with diamond investment firm. Very interesting arrangement …
– New “rare diamond” investment fund starts.
– Internet auctions (kind of) die, but EBay
Pandora revenue rises.
Are we living in a discount
– GenX Jewelers: It’s the experience.
Platinum price may hit
Lazare Kaplan diamond dispute still
– “Threatening to turn into
a public brawl.”
Alrosa valued at
– Alrosa may add Angola
Dealer expelled from Israel bourse found stabbed.
new president, CEO.
Antwerp bourse elects
Gems and Gemology gets new
editor in chief.
Diamond themed-Ponzi schemer goes
Indian diamond thieves may
Diamond cutting school opens in Zimbabwe.
De Beers CEO says Namibia should remain “investor
– De Beers Canada releases “Report to
HRD Diamonds appear on dailydiamondreport.
Touching ad campaign from
Fan of the jewelry industry … Newt Gingrich. I hope the reaction to this doesn’t mean that
politicians, or other public figures, will be reluctant to go to jewelers.
(Though if it makes them reluctant to owe them hundreds of thousands of
dollars, that’s fine.)
Blood Diamond star’s ex-girlfriend goes to Diamonds
are a Girl’s Best Friend party.
Courier on Kimberley Process. Okay article, a few errors.
– Much better interview
with environmentalist about the role diamonds can play in helping Africa.
on “adapting” jewelers. ($)
– CNBC on
rising diamond sales in China.
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