Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

De Beers expects new CEO “soon.”

– Results presentation.
(PDF)

– Interesting analysis of
financial results.

– Blocked from buying
existing mines?

 

De Beers predicts new Botswana deal by
March.

– De Beers “is Botswana now.”

 

Moissanite sales up
53%.

– Cited by stock
analysts.

 

Carnegie Instititute gets
CVD patent.

– So does Element Six.

– Michigan professor does diamond
testing.

 

Googling jewelry turns
up ugly stuff.

 

Connecticut governor proposes
jewelry tax.

 

Gemveto founder Jean
Vitau dies.

 

Possible Israel rough diamond buying
group
? Interesting.

 

KP turns its attention to
Ivory Coast.

– WFDB warns trade: Pay heed.

 

Wikileaked cable calls
Kimberley Process “slow.”

– Partnership Africa Canada’s “conflict diamond” newsletter.

 

Zimbabwe may grab Rio Tinto
mine.

– Chinese company may be
spared.

– Marange diamond audit ordered.

– $100 million in stones missing.

 

De Beers mine blockaded.

– Negotiations end it.

 

Russian diamond mine: An environmental disaster? (Apparently this link is blocked in some countries; here is an alt.)

 

Change.org targets
Kay and Jared
over child labor. That statistic about Indian child labor
does not seem right at all.

 

Toronto company offers
Fair Trade gold.

 

Big diamond miners face
supply constraints.

 

Namibian diamonds recovering.

 

New Debswana head talks
to Botswana newspaper.

– Government criticized for not
creating enough diamond jobs.

 

U.S. rough imports triple.

 

Nordstrom buys
HauteLook.

 

Motely Fool: Is Blue Nile losing
luster?

– Stock down.

 

Signet stock hits 52-week
high.

– Sterling (reportedly)
wants to settle
diamond lawsuit.

 

Moshe Mosbacher elected
DDC president.

 

LKI appoints three
new sales managers.

 

California court forbids
zip code queries.

 

WJA launches website for
job seekers.

 

Analysis of De Beers legal battle over
computers.

 

Cabby returns
pricey jewelry.

 

Mouwad diamond purse lands Guinness record.

 

Media Watch:

Chicago
Tribune
: Jewelry sales “sparkling.”

Patch.com
looks at social issues and jewelry (and other Valentine’s Day products.)

Portfolio.com
on social networking jewelers. (From former NJ editor.)

CNBC
on diamond prices.

 

From the Blog:

Why
Searching for Jewelry on Google Uncovers Some Ugly Stuff.

Growing
Concern Over Côte d’Ivoire

 

 

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