Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

Diamond prices up, says Polishedprices
and Rapaport.
(Full Rap report.)

– Idex: “Buyers accepting higher prices.”

– Petra sees prices leveling.

– Rating agency: Diamond prices
will remain
“volatile.”

– Industry outlook “remains
positive.”

– Diamdel: Demand “strong.”

–  A good overview on
diamond prices.

 

Gold price sinks
below $1,500.

 

Blue Nile has record
first quarter.

– Shares slip.

 

PPR’s jewelry sales rise.

 

Moissanite sales rise,
profits fall.

 

New De
Beers CEO?

– TransHex buys
De Beers mine.

 

Rolex S.A. (worldwide) gets
new CEO.

– As does Ulysse
Nardin.

 

AGS Conclave Wrap-Up:
A pretty great event.

– GenX Jewelers on the “ups
and downs.”

– Ronnie Cox wins Shipley
award.

– Highlights: Jim
Abbott
; Zappos
CEO
.

 

Connecticut passes Internet
sales, jewelry taxes.

 

United Brands releases top
jewelry brand list.
   

 

Bon Ton, Neiman Marcus have strong
jewelry sales.

– QVC jewelry sales decline.

 

Consumers “showed resilience”
in April.

– Luxury consumers “coming
back.”

– SpendingPulse: Luxury sales up.

 

Survey: Affluent consumers care where product
is made.

 

Chinese men buying
diamonds
. Interesting trend.

 

Amazon launches “flash
sales site.”

 

How Warren Buffett sells
jewelry
..

– Video of the man
in action.

 

India Reserve Bank issues cautions on
diamond credit.

Indian investigators looking at
illicit diamond trade.

 

Zimbabwe investigating De Beers “diamond
fraud.”

 

Ivory Coast diamond ban extended.

 

Swaziland joins the Kimberley Process.

– How should country handle diamond output?

 

GCAL acquires
Gemprint.

 

Interview with the man who insures celebrity
diamonds.

 

Wholesaler Michael Ellis dies.

 

Harry Levy takes over as
London bourse president.

 

Vasant Mehta appointed to EEGC board.

 

Gem Diamonds, Lucara talks end.

 

AGS
launches “Diamond
Search” feature.

 

DDC signs deal with
TransGuardian.

 

Dealer stays at
580 Fifth
, not Gem Tower.

 

First the song. Then the movie.
Now, the “blood
diamond” video game.

 

The diamond fountain
pen
.

 

Oprah pink diamond delay causes “fury.” Fury!

 

Media Watch:

Columnist
says Mother’s Day diamond commercials “making her crazy.” There does seem to be
a lot this year. But I don’t consider that a bad thing.

 

From the Blog:

New
De Beers CEO?

How
Warren Buffett Sells Jewelry.

 

 

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