Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

Hearing good reports from the Vicenza fair …

 

This just in … Breeden sells 300,000 Zale shares.

 

Birks and Mayors sales up
8%.

 

Richemont jewelry sales up
20%.

 

Richline acquires
Rosato.

 

Investopedia: Jewelers “shine bright.”

 

James Avery expands in
Southeast.

 

Industry bankruptcies down, says
JBT.

 

Kimberley Process: “General
agreement
” on Zimbabwe.

 

De Beers sees diamond price growth this
year.

– Diamdel sees “strong
demand
.”

– Rapaport: Prices rose 10% in
2010
.

 

Oppenheimer isn’t selling
De Beers stake.

– Hails industry’s
resilience
.

– Varda Shine speech

 

De Beers sells
Finsch mine
to Petra.

– My thoughts: “The
incredible shrinking De Beers.”

– Analysts upbeat.

 

De Beers restarts Canadian
mine project.

– Will create 700 jobs.

 

Rio Tinto 4Q diamond production drops
28%.

– BHP 2Q diamond production drops
11%.

 

Botswana approves diamond mining in
CKGR.

– But what about the
Bushmen?

– Bushmen issue surfaces in
Wikileaks.

 

Lazare Kaplan plagued by
material uncertainties.

 

Erez Daleyot opens
DTC sight.

 

Edahn: Is Belgium supporting its diamond industry?

– Ari Epstien becomes
AWDC CEO.

 

DDC election upheld again in
court.

 

Google plans groupon
clone.

– Is Groupon “a bubble”?

 

Minnesota outlaws cadmium in
children’s jewelry.

 

Tiffany sues
soundalike sites
.

 

Golden Globe jewelry reports: Jennifer
Heebner
, Cynthia
Sliwa
, Jewelry
Insider
, Beth
Bernstein
, Cheryl
Kremkow
.

– Jennifer Lopez wore $5 million in
diamonds.

– Christina Hendricks stores
bracelet in
cleavage.

– Lots of Forevermarks.

 

Fabrege denies
spider rumor.

 

An obviously bored person upset
about the fingernails holding
a De Beers diamond
. It takes all kinds.

 

The “diamond
bathtub.”

 

From the Blog:

The
Incredible Shrinking De Beers.

“General
Agreement” Toward a Kimberley Process Deal on Zimbabwe
. (That has to
be the most boring blog headline I’ve ever written.)

 

 

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