Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


Happy Holidays?

– Group sees 6% increase
in jewelry sales
 this Christmas.

– NRF revises holiday forecast upward.

– U.S. Commerce Dept.: November retail
sales up.

Los Angeles Times: Luxury
is back.


Major changes coming for De
Beers’ U.S. advertising.

– From 2005: “DPS Departures Cast Doubt On Its Future.”


Zale selling
Peircing Pagoda?


Jewelry store robberies becoming more
common in LA.


New surveillance cameras on 47th


Polishedprices has interesting coments on new
diamond fund
. (Original article.)

– Barrons on  investment diamonds.


Blue book offers diamond
prices to consumers


GIA: Treated diamonds get


Blue Nile “stunned” by mobile app success.

– Idex: A “paradigm shift.”


Botswana government “sticking
with DTC.”

– Jwaneng life extended until


DTC sight estimated at $420


Omega beats Costco
in “grey market” case.


New “conflict mineral” rules proposed.


Indian rough consortium hurt
by Kimberley impasse.

– Surat polishers face
rough shortage.


Wikileaks Fallout

– Grace Mugabe sues

– Ernie Blom rebuts.


U.N. reaffirms support for the KP.


Avi Krawitz on the “next KP chair.”


Canada has
“new diamond policy.”


Botswana government responds
to Survival.


Central African Republic diamond sector needs “urgent reform”:

– CAR minister says “conflict diamonds” don’t


De Beers joint venture turns
up gold.


Oppenheimer family sells
Anglo shares.


Tribe just says no to diamond exploration.


Rockwell Diamonds CEO resigns.


IDCA elects new


Oprah’s audience gets
Rio Tinto necklace.


“Swallowed” engagment ring returned.


A diamond

– … and diamond-covered Christmas tree.


Media Watch:

–   New
York Post’s holiday shopping guide.
 Diamond district dissed.

CNBC interviews
the president of Graff.

bracelet on “Mike and Molly.”

newspaper on “eco-friendly” jewelers

Sun-Times on “alternative” engagement rings.


From the Blog:

Changes Coming for De Beers’ U.S. Advertising.

Buying Piercing Pagoda?



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