Hopefully the problems we had with posting comments are fixed …(UPDATE: It looks like we are having them again; please stand by …) If you
are having problems, or want to contact me for anything else, my email is
rbates – at – jckonline.com. Wishing all my US readers a great Labor Day.
Here now the news …
Consumer confidence climbs
West Coast Jewelry Show cancelled.
LKI again files
an incomplete financial report.
What it’s like to receive
an IRS Patriot Act examination. Jewelers and manufacturers who aren’t up to
speed on this should definitely read.
De Beers class action: The
– DMIA submitted
Gitanjali may acquire
Italian jewelry house.
Pandora IPO gets
– Company appoints
new board members.
Increasing rough prices “cause
August DTC sight estimated at
Harry Winston sales
– Shares surge.
– Company examines cheaper
Russia may sell over $1 billion.
– … But not
Zimbabwe: World’s most
important diamond producer?
– Mining minister sued over sales.
– NGOs to
name new point person.
– KP mission divided over
– Zim ruling party now venturing
Argyle mine reaches
Lest we forget:
Arms trafficker Victor Bout “sometimes took
payment in diamonds, bringing his own gemologist to assess the stones.”
New laws target
cadmium in jewelry.
Yitzhak Forem dies.
Very sad to hear.
Jeweler Howard Iseman dies at
Jacky Roth appointed
to WDC board.
columnist doesn’t like the Bristol Bay mine.
– A (partial) defense of diamond buying psychology on Andrew
Sullivan’s blog. The debate continues here
And includes a
nice plug. Have to admit I’ve never heard of “The Clarity Project” or the lab
it uses before, and I keep close tabs on this stuff. Sounds good though.
– Worthwhile post on the Kimberley Process in Global
profiles Ben Yep.
My article on
the “post cartel decade.”
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