Zale and Citibank at
– GLG still pessimistic on
to be delisted.
Gassman: U.S. jewelry showed gains in
– Marketnews on
All Kimberley, All
– Kimberley Process Intersessional deadlocks.
– Zimbabwe plans
to defy KP.
– Statement from African
– Idex: Are the NGOs too
– There is a lot of consumer press coverage of this. I
linked to some of the higher-profile ones in “Media Watch,” but some of the
better-reported articles on this include the New York Times (here
Street Journal; Zimonline; the
Economist (good backgrounder); and the Huffington
Post (also good backgrounder.)
– For more background, check out my
video interview with Brad Brooks-Rubin, State Dept. special advisor on
conflict diamonds. And yes, I am aware how dumb I look in this video. (Also, it
is two weeks old and somewhat dated.)
Jailed NGO “health
Basant Johari becomes
David Yurman CEO resigns.
Harry Winston gets
New York will
finance “Gem Tower” mortgages.
LA jewelers plead guilty to selling
Fake ebay gemologist jailed.
Graff robber found
Diamond Development video wins award.
– Christian Science Monitor on Dan
on “conflict gold” with Sasha Lezhev of the Enough Project.
on “conflict diamonds” with Brad Brooks-Rubin of the State Dept. (Taped during Vegas show.)
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