Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


Gold, silver keep hitting


Diamond prices rising too.

– Idex: Ceiling “not reached

– “Where are we headed?”


Costco sells $1
million diamond ring.


In Memoriam:

– London bourse president Freddy
(My thoughts.)

– Pearl industry Salvador

– Former JA show director Mort


Interview with new leadership at


Breaking … BHP gets tough on
HPHT disclosure.


HSBC investigators look at Antwerp,
Israeli diamond dealers

– Belgian press: How dirty is the
Antwerp diamond?


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

– Is De Beers standing in Botswana’s

– Pluczenik expands Botswana


South African strike disrupting
diamond exports.


African Diamond Producers Association visits Zimbabwe.

– Chinese company produces one million carats in


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1099 repealed; JA applauds.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


Turkey diamond bourse opens.


Duvall O’Steen now working at
. 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:

takes on Zale.

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

: Things your jeweler won’t tell you.


From the Blog:

Gets Tough on HPHT Disclosure.

Freddy Hager.

with New Leadership of Stuller.


From JCK Magazine:

My oral history of the JCK Show.


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