Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

A quick note … Next week this blog (meaning me) will be on
vacation. I will do my best to shut the blackberry off and not think about the
jewelry industry. See you all in a week … 

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And now the news …

 

Gold price hits
record.

 

Gitanjali US: Restructuring won’t
impact US retail.

 

Pandora IPO coming
next week.

 

Zale gets new
supply chain SVP.

– Forbes blog analyzes
Zale.

 

Rio Tinto extends
life of Argyle mine.

 

“Certifigate” mentioned
in another lawsuit.

 

Blue Nile touts new Apple app.

– Stock poised
to plunge?

 

De Beers expanding
sales of Forevermark.

 

Deb Tech broadens
market.

 

Tiffany still
losing ebay suit.

– Company paying more
money for fancy yellows.

 

Zimbabwe authorities hold
“secret” diamond sale.

– Sales don’t stimulate stock
exchange.

– Army may
stay in diamond fields.

 

New marketing strategy in
Lesotho.

– Thoughts from Edahn Golan and Avi Krawitz.

 

Rosy Blue principal worries
about diamond demand.

 

Angolan mine beats
profit forecast.

 

Libya interested in diamond
manufacturing.

 

Concerns over
Australian diamond company.

 

196 carat rough found
in Lesotho.

– Fancy vivid blue auctioned
at Christie’s.

 

EGL opens
two labs in Asia.

 

GIA opens lab in
Hong Kong.

 

AGS expands
diamond quality analysis.

 

Former JCK directory editor dies.
Very sad … sorry to hear.

 

Diamond worker shot
in Surat.

 

Jewelers Closing:

McLaughlin
Jewelers in Urbana.

 

AGTA board
elections
.

 

Rapaport conference set
for October.

 

Jeweler helps
guy retrieve ring.

 

Kayne West gets diamond
teeth.

 

Diana’s necklace goes
on block.

 

Star made
of diamonds
.

 

A blow to diamond business: Liberace museum closing.

 

Media Watch:

LA
Times
on cadmium in jewelry.

 

From the Blog:


GIA
“Certifigate” Scandal Pops Up Again
. (in lawsuit) 

Gitanjali
USA Responds on Restructuring.

 

Have a great weekend …

JCK News Director