Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

Jewelry sales hit record in 2010.

– Luxury consumer confidence, spending rise.

 

Centurion show “upbeat.”

– Show moving to
Scottsdale.

 

JCPenney aims for
bridal buyers.

– Jewelry strong at
Neiman, Bon Ton.

 

Vera Wang, Zale launching
jewelry line?

 

Terry Burman’s amazing
legacy.

 

Trollbeads distribution change blocked
by court.
Which was then overturned.
That second article is almost a public service announcement for the benfits of
getting a shredder.

 

Rough diamond prices going wild.

 

Where is De Beers going?

– Editorial: De Beers must address
CEO speculation.

 

Alrosa planning IPO this
year.

 

Botswana diamond workers complain
of violations, harassment.

 

WDC: 
There’s no
Zimbabwe agreement.

– Must show anti-smuggling
plan.

 

Zimbabwe claims diamond revenues going
to civil servants.

– NGOs disagree. 

– The country’s civil servants angling
for that money.

 

Murowa output jumps
43%.

 

Diamonds seized at
Mumbai airport.

 

Vinod Kuriyan: Can U.S. help India’s trade
deficit?

 

Story behind Indian
diamond heist.

 

De Beers “won’t
support” illegal mining.

 

GIA encounters 28-carat
HPHT diamond.

 

Pandora tops google
jewelry searches.

 

Pawnshop chains gaining
respectability.

 

Harry Winston expanding
in China.

 

Bulgari expanding
hotel chain.

 

“Conflict gold” comment period extended.

 

Diamonds figure in
investment swindle.

 

Naomi Campbell speaks
out
on silly non-issue about her Charles Taylor diamond.

 

Lindsay Lohan … necklace
thief?

– The jeweler speaks.

 

Star of Kay Jewelers commercial now
on Outsourced.

 

Diamond earrings dropped in
Salvation Army kettle.

 

Media Watch:

Fox
News
offers diamond buying tips.

Bloomberg
(video) profiles Chinese diamond factory.

– Women on The
Frisky
feels bad about selling her engagement ring.

Social
Miami
interviews head of Miami bourse.

 

From the Blog:

Where
is De Beers Going?

Terry
Burman’s Amazing Legacy.

 

 

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