Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

Hope everyone had a great new year …  Perhaps I’ll see some of you this (snowy) 24 Karat weekend …

 

Jewelry sales up 10%
in December
. Nice.

– “Fine jewelry” strong at JCPenney.

– Have we turned
the corner?

 

Helzberg sued over
“hearts and arrows” claim
. Seems like a dumb lawsuit.

 

The current state
of Zale.

– Company’s stock falls.

– High volume.

 

Indian diamond firms probed for
tax evasion.

 

Sightholder C. Mahendra IPO
gets “full
subscription
.”

 

Indian govt. wants more direct
rough sourcing.

 

Surat diamond workers demand
higher pay.

 

KP denies deal with
Zimbabwe.

– Zim Minister says
he has “letter.”

– Maguwu: Zimbabwe “bullying”
KP.

 

Arkansas foragers given
Kimberley Process info.
Interesting.

 

11 predictions about
diamonds in 2011.

– Edahn’s New Years
resolutions.
We’ll see about that one scoop a month thing.

– “Jewelry stocks that could
shine” this year.

 

De Beers subsidiary Element Six receives
treatment patent.

 

Diamdel’s new Israel office opens next week.

 

De Beers exec in Botswana attacked
by lion.

 

World of Warcraft ad spoofs
(old) De Beers ad
.

-The BBC calls “De
Beers” ad campaign one of the best in history. Shame they’re basically dropping
it.

 

Petra Diamonds loses insurance claim.

 

Cartier launches perfume.

 

Unemployed man returns lost
12-carat diamond ring.

 

Celebrity Diamonds:

Vivica A.
Fox!

Justin
Bieber and Selena Gomez!

Hugh
Hefner and woman much younger than Hugh Hefner!

 

… and of course there is Snooki, the world’s newest jewelry designer! Happy new year! 

 

Media Watch:

Broward
Palm Beach News
uncovers dirt on Wal-Mart’s Love, Earth line.

 

From the Blog:

The
Current State of Zale.
 

Have
We Turned the Corner?

 

From JCK:

My article on
jewelers and Groupon.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

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