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

– Industry outlook “remains

– 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


AGS Conclave Wrap-Up:
A pretty great event.

– GenX Jewelers on the “ups
and downs.”

– Ronnie Cox wins Shipley

– Highlights: Jim
; Zappos


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

– SpendingPulse: Luxury sales up.


Survey: Affluent consumers care where product
is made.


Chinese men buying
. Interesting trend.


Amazon launches “flash
sales site.”


How Warren Buffett sells

– 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


Ivory Coast diamond ban extended.


Swaziland joins the Kimberley Process.

– How should country handle diamond output?


GCAL acquires


Interview with the man who insures celebrity


Wholesaler Michael Ellis dies.


Harry Levy takes over as
London bourse president.


Vasant Mehta appointed to EEGC board.


Gem Diamonds, Lucara talks end.


launches “Diamond
Search” feature.


DDC signs deal with


Dealer stays at
580 Fifth
, not Gem Tower.


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


The diamond fountain


Oprah pink diamond delay causes “fury.” Fury!


Media Watch:

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:

De Beers CEO?

Warren Buffett Sells Jewelry.



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