Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week, this blog celebrated its fourth
. That’s roughly 200 Diamond Shavings! Yikes! My deepest thanks
to everyone who reads and participates. It is much appreciated. 

And now the news …


This just in … 47th Street dealers convicted for false heist.


Diamond prices keep

– Is it a
Or is the
sky the limit?


Gold, silver prices also hitting


Department stores cite
jewelry as strong seller

– QVC’s jewelry
sales decline.


Suncrest Diamonds … Utah’s
diamond treaters.

– Would CIBJO not
call them “natural”


Kimberley Process in

– No vice
chair chosen.


Alrosa now tendering 1 carat and larger stones.

– De Beers spent
less on exploration
than Alrosa.


De Beers retail chain expanding.


Zale appoints new
senior execs.


Tiffany names new
exec VP.


Art Reiner now
board chairman at Loehman’s.


Timex names new CEO.


Christie’s auctioning
rare purple gem.

– 12,000 carat tanzanite unearthed.


Indians worry about
KP/Zimbabwe standoff.

– More Zimbabwe diamond cash missing.

– Mugabe “plays
sanctions card.”


Australia diamond output expected
to grow.


Jericho mine getting
cash investment.


Surya Capital buys Robbins
Diamonds inventory.


Industry groups write
SEC about “conflict minerals.”


RJC examines
chain of custody.


DTC has
sightholder webinar.


Bidz lawsuit dismissed.

Oscar jewels: Who
wore what.

– Other wrap-ups from Jewels
on Jewels
; Jewelry Insider; Forbes;
News Network
. InStyle says Celine Dion is

– Anne Hathaway paid
to wear jewels?

– Amy Adams wore more than $1
million in jewels.


Warren Buffett working behind
Borsheims counter


Diamond-covered earbuds.


From the Blog:

Utah’s Diamond Treater.

in Chaos.



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