Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

Gold, silver keep hitting
records.

 

Diamond prices rising too.

– Idex: Ceiling “not reached
yet.”

– “Where are we headed?”

 

Costco sells $1
million diamond ring.

 

In Memoriam:

– London bourse president Freddy
Hager.
(My thoughts.)

– Pearl industry Salvador
Assael.

– Former JA show director Mort
Abelson.

 

Interview with new leadership at
Stuller.

 

Breaking … BHP gets tough on
HPHT disclosure.

 

HSBC investigators look at Antwerp,
Israeli diamond dealers
.

– Belgian press: How dirty is the
Antwerp diamond?
 (Flemish)

 

Stephen Lussier interviewed
about Forevermark
. Interesting he says the U.S. is recovering “faster than
expected.” Because from here the recovery still seems pretty slow.

 

Report from Bostwana beneficiation
pitso
.

– Is De Beers standing in Botswana’s
way?

– Pluczenik expands Botswana
factory.

 

South African strike disrupting
diamond exports.

 

African Diamond Producers Association visits Zimbabwe.

– Chinese company produces one million carats in
Marange.

 

There is actually a little bit happening with the Kimberley
Process, but it’s mostly wrangling over procedural stuff, and, as important as
Kimberley and the related issues are, it’s hard to care anymore. But if you are
interested, check out this well-worth reading, long,
passionate take
from Chaim Even-Zohar (which, sorry, you must pay for.)

 

IDMA joins RJC.

 

1099 repealed; JA applauds.

 

Arkansas signs Internet
sales tax law.

 

Tiffany sues more
online copycats
.

 

DTC changes
sightholder criteria.

 

De Beers mine sale stirs
fears.

 

Turkey diamond bourse opens.

 

Duvall O’Steen now working at
Yvel
. Congrats to her.

 

ShopNBC appoints new
head of jewelry merchandising.

 

Lazare Kaplan launches
Four C’s app.
It really is a nice piece of work.

 

Fuqi International, delisted by NASDAQ last week, called
“backdoor investment.”

 

Kimora Simmons dreams of Elizabeth
Taylor’s jewelry.

 

3.86-carat stone found at
Arkansas park.

 

Paris Hilton won’t return
borrowed jewels.

 

Jennifer Gardner dreamed of starting
“jewelry company”
with David Letterman. And then getting booth in Vegas.

 

Media Watch:

Student
journalist
takes on Zale.

Wharton
web site
on the diamond industry moving to India from Israel.

Readers
Digest
: Things your jeweler won’t tell you.

 

From the Blog:

BHP
Gets Tough on HPHT Disclosure.

Remember
Freddy Hager.

Interview
with New Leadership of Stuller.

 

From JCK Magazine:

My oral history of the JCK Show.

 

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