Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

 

Helzberg joining
AGS.

 

Citibank duns Zale
again
.

– Golden Gate now biggest
investor.
  (NOTE: Zale says this is inaccurate.) 

 

U.S. chain store sales rise.

 

Gareth Penny Resignation Fallout:

Exit
interview
.

– Reaction from myself,
Mark
Boston
, Charles
Wyndham
, Edahn
Golan
, Avi
Krawitz
.

A
blow to Surat
?

 

Report: Botswana supports Varda Shine as
CEO.

 

De Beers on a diet: May sell more
mines.

– Petra may be
bidder.

– Strike threatened.

 

Anglo denies
De Beers relisting.

– The Economist: Anglo
may up
De Beers share.

 

DTC sight est. at $450
mill.

 

Lucien Piccard files chapter 11.

 

LVMH jewelry revenue up
28%.

 

Moissanite sales up.

 

Bulgari posts modest
profit.

 

Gold futures fall.

 

Indian bourse area opening
… one hopes.

 

Israeli charged with Swiss
diamond theft.

 

Mugawbe’s wife benefitting
from Marange diamonds?

– Zimbabwe keeps charging NGO
researcher.

 

Angolan mine inaugurated.

 

Terrible news: Florida jeweler killed
in robbery.

Surveillance
video.

– Van found.

– “Persons of interest” sought.

 

Store robbed in
Tampa.

 

Edward Shedlin dies.

 

Zalemark eyes
shopping channel
.

– ShopNBC may offer
new stock.

 

“Firepolish” company has
funding round.

 

Becka Kibby, Bart Boydston join Q
report.

 

Fredrick Goldman promotes
Chandler.

 

Blue Nile launches “recently purchased”
ring feature.

 

Diamond theft
at Singapore show.

 

Target opens
in Manhattan.

 

Koh-i- Noor still
fought over.

– British PM: It’s
not moving.

 

Canadian pastor
“dabbled in diamonds.”

 

Mia Farrow testifying on
“blood diamond.”

 

“Small” (as in 3 ½ feet tall) Indian polisher profiled.

 

New Jersey “real housewife” likes
diamonds.

 

Media Watch:

Time magazine on men’s jewelry.

 

From the Blog:

Helzberg
Joining AGS.

Exit
Interview with De Beers CEO Gareth Penny.

Gareth
Penny’s Legacy.

 

From JCK Magazine:

My story on
yelp.

 

 

 

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