Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

Looks like a
“luxury” Christmas.

 

Jewelry commercial
round-up.

 

Zale 10Q.

– Company talked up on
Nightly Business Report.

Wall
Street Journal on Zale
. Nothing really new.

 

JBT closes
New York office.

 

Smartphones and
retail jewelers.

– Blue
Nile’s mobile strategy.

– Blue Nile’s stock surges.

 

Harry Winston sales up 88%.

– “Sparkling season” for
Canadian miners.

 

Tiffany stock at highest
point since 1987.

 

Diamond commodity fund launched.
Company site here.

– Polished prices increase.

 

Purple-pink diamond makes $1 million a carat.

 

GIA: Treated diamonds
gets larger.

 

Alrosa is leading diamond producer in
2010.

– Now a “joint
custodian” of industry.

 

Zimbabwe wants to nationalize
all its mines.

– Or maybe not. “Mixed messages,” the
FT says.

 

Wikileaks and
Zimbabwe’s diamonds.

– Dealer named, denies.

– Edahn Golan’s thoughts.

 

Kimberlimbo

– Negotiations between Zimbabwe and KP continue.

– Zim told “take
it or leave it.”
($$)

– Zimbabwe newspaper talking tough.

– So is India.

 

Africa Report on Cote
d’Ivore diamond smuggling.

 

Congo’s child
diamond miners
. (Video.)

 

Diamond company manager alleges
assault by owners
. Truly strange story.

 

Crime Watch:

Break-in,
Nirvana Intl., NYC

 

Lawsuit over “switched” diamond will proceed.

 

Groupon “most cloned business” in
web history.

 

Iphone with diamonds
and dinosaurs.

 

Jewelry business “lends itself to
lying.”

 

A “planet of
diamonds”?

 

Somone drops diamond ring into Salvation
Army bucket.
(Video)

 

Media Watch:

Minneapolis
Star Tribune
on DNA Diamonds.

Newsday’s
favorite jewelry shops.

– Two views on diamond marketing: Here
and here.

 

From the Blog:

Smartphones
and Retail Jewelers.

WikiLeaks
and the Kimberley Process.

Holiday
Jewelry Commercial Preview. (Part One.)

 

 

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