Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

A reminder
… I will be speaking at the JCK Show tomorrow (Saturday June 5), from 3:30 to
4:30 PM, on “The Latest On
All Things Diamond”
. Hope to see you there.

Also, stay
tuned to the  JCK “Community” page, for all sorts of interesting stuff, including
the debut episodes of “JCK TV.” I have some interesting interviews

And finally, remember my new email is rbates – at – jckonline.com.

There are good reports from the Luxury  Show .. .We’ll see how the
Big  Kahuna turns out … Here are some of my thoughts today.

And now the news:

Kenny G: Best jewelry consumers online.


Gem Tower
trade zone approved.


Harry Winston plans to double locations.


Milwaukee seeks gold buying license moratorium.


Florida jeweler arrested for Ponzi scheme.


Fortunoff repurposes former flagship.


plans to expand Murowa.


KP monitor says documents stolen.

– Zimbabwe
diamond critic arrested.

– Claims to be “set up.”


Murowa wants diamond ban lifted.


Diamond market “buoyant.”


Petra Diamonds gets new debt facility.


Alrosa executive resigns.

– Sakha doesn’t want Alrosa IPO.

– Rough auction nets
$13 mill.


GIA offers images on colored diamond reports. 


Third Indian diamond trader arrested.


De Beers signs deal with union.

– Defends layoffs at Finsch.


Strike at Surat factory.

Mark Smelzer
new JCK publisher.


Naomi Campbell “blood diamond” testimony questioned.


Media Watch:

on Israel and Dubai.

Dayton Daily News on jewelry and gold.


From the Blog:

Some Thoughts From #JCK

The BHP Oil Spill and the
Pebble Mine


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