Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

THIS JUST IN (5/16): De Beers names new CEO.  

– My thoughts: Way outside the box.

– Comments from Chaim Even-Zohar, Charles Wyndham and Edahn Golan.

 

Jewelers generally
upbeat
about Mother’s Day.

– Reports from National
Jeweler
and Centurion.

 

U.S. retail sales rise for
tenth month.

 

Nordstrom calls jewelry
“top category.”

 

Luxury Institute rates jewelry,
watch brands.

– Top luxury brands lose
value.

 

Reserve Bank of India moves to stop “circular”
diamond exports.

– JB case shows need for
diamond-dedicated banks.

 

Are the diamond price increases sustainable?

– Dubai newspaper calls diamonds a “hot
commodity
.”

– Diamond miners
investing again.

 

Mark Boston has smart observations about the new
sightholder applications.

 

Chinese mine in Marange uneconomical?

 

Zale gives CFO Appel dual role.

 

Visa debuting mobile
payment system.

 

Gilt Group gets more
funding.

– $1 billion valuation?

– French “flash site” coming
to U.S.

 

Bidz sales, profits down.

 

Gemvara moves

 

MSJA endorses children’s jewelry
standard.

– Jewelers jailed for selling lead-filled
counterfeits.

 

Antwerp bourse gets
new board.

– Colin Powell to keynote
Antwerp conference.

Jewelers Closing:

Florida’s
Diamond Mart.

 

Jewelers Opening:

Hublot
Boutique in Beverly Hills.

 

Why haven’t diamonds been found in Alaska?


Namdeb not
planning IPO.

– Namdeb seeks heavier investment
in marine operations.

 

2,500 jobs at Swaziland mine.

 

Rockwell Diamonds appoints
new CEO.

 

GSI opens Israeli
office.

 

Paul McCartney’s engagement
ring.

People talks to
ring designer Neil Lane
.

– How outsiders view
our industry.

 

Rachel Zoe gets
diamond “push present.”

– Mariah Carey’s Mother’s
Day gift.

 

Queen puts royal jewels on
display.

 

Woman finds ring after
36 years
.

 

Big future in
“diamond smoke.”

 

Media Watch:

Columnist pays
tribute to her mother’s ring.

Georgia
newspaper
talks to retailers about gold prices.

 

From the Blog:

De
Beers Goes Way Outside the Box.

How
the Rest of the World Sees the Diamond Industry.

 

From JCK:

My
article on the impact of smartphones.

My
article on jewelers and Foursquare

 

 

 

Feel free to comment on any of the above below in the box
below, and have a great weekend …

 

– Cutting Remarks RSS feed. 

– Email: rbates – at – jckonline.com.

– Twitter feed, w/blog, news updates: robbatesjck

– Connect on facebook and linkedin.

JCK News Director