Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

 

Gold hits another record.

– Analysts see it hitting
$1,700.

 

De Beers fears
market slowdown
in second half of year.

 

Indian industry may
double in two years
.

 

Indian gem industry under
tax scrutiny.

– Industry worried about being
“tarnished.”

 

Former Fred Leighton owner pleads
guilty.

 

Indiana jeweler Hofmeister’s files
Chapter 11.

 

Michael Beaudry reorganization okayed.

 

Pandora expects 30%
revenue increase.

 

Michael Hill doing “reasonably well” in
U.S.

 

LVMH jewelry sales up
20%.

– Bulgari revenues up
29%.

 

Lazare Kaplan sales
up,
but still not filing reports.

 

New Kimberley Process deal
with Zimbabwe
! (Maybe.)

– Surat sighs
relief.

– Zimbabwe rejects monitor.

 

Citizen Watch appoints
new president.

 

Stanley Zale promoted
at Stuller.
Congrats to him.

 

Designer Bijan Pakzad dies.

 

More on HPHT: How do we disclose the
non-disclosers?

 

Indian group launches retail diamond price chart
(in rupees.)

 

De Beers diamond production rises.

– But BHP’s production falls.

 

Lesotho diamond prices rise.

 

Sotheby’s auctioning
10.99 carat pink.

– New York sales scores.

 

136-carat diamond found at Alrosa
mine.

 

Seeking Alpha on Tiffany
and Signet.

– Analyst questions
Blue Nile.

 

Nationwide Internet sales tax
bill to
be introduced.

 

Costco targeted in No
Dirty Gold campaign.

 

Tiffany attacked for Planned
Parenthood support.

 

For Passover … gem-studded
yalmukes.

 

Media Watch:

New
York Times
says your jewelry is under-insured.

Portfoilo
on who might make money from the gold rush.

Reuters
on pink diamonds.

Website
says
not to buy engagement rings online.

 

From the Blog:

A
New Kimberley Process Agreement on Zimbabwe! (Perhaps.) (Maybe.)

How
Do We Disclose the Non-Disclosers?

 

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