Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup



Shane Co. exits Chapter

– Interview with
Tom Shane.


Interview with the people behind
the new Bailey Banks & Biddle.


Retailers forecast
holiday sales increase.

– SpendingPulse: October sales up.


Gold price hits $1400.
And then falls.


November DTC sight estimated at
$500 mill.

– Shows price

– Meeting “price


De Beers sees growth
potential in India, China.


Indian traders call the U.S. “sluggish.”

– Is U.S. now transport center?


Indian bankers seek to recover lost


Three new licenses awarded in Zimbabwe.


Indian merchants slam
Marange ban.

– Which gets “mixed

– Zimbabwe urged to comply with

– Controversey “opening
up new divisions”
in Africa.


Real Zim Shady

– Zim minister accused of asking for

– Zim miners charged with fraud appear
in court
. And are released.

Another Zimbabwe
miner charged with

Also, its head declared

– “Things coming
to a head


Russian export deal “triggers


Botswana diamond exports
decline 44% in August.


Debswana head forced out?


Facebook’s new Foursquare

– AOL’s new Groupon


Richmont sales, profits up.


Bidz.com revenue down.


Blue Nile’s holiday

– American Idol runner-up endorses site.


Introducing the “re-engagement


Birks and Mayors addresses “unusual
stock activity.”


Rapaport launches
auction site.


Pink diamond may set


Jewelers Opening

Kendra Scott in Austin.


Alice Keller retires
as G and G editor.


Eira Thomas honored.


West Va. jewelers honored with street sign.


Indian dealer gets
New York condo.


Botswana diamond boycott criticized
(by Botswana newspaper.)


Diamond Empowerment Fund benefit raises
$1 million.


Miss World diamond mix-up.


British woman finds diamond flushed
down toilet.


From the Blog:

with Tom Shane.

with People Behind New Bailey Banks & Biddle.


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