Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

Survey: Luxury consumption will increase in 2010.

– Kenny G.: Good jewelry sales in February.

– The new normal … same as the old normal?

 

GDP grows at 3.2%.

 

De Beers slashing production.  (Reprinted here.)

– Surat nervous.

 

DTC hikes prices.

– Sight estimated at $470 million.

 

Another De Beers settlement update.

 

Zimbabwe plays chicken with Kimberley.

– Worth-reading interview with new KP chairman.

– State okays diamond sale.

– Or maybe not.

– Global Witness warns against …

“Police join diamond rush.”

 

Lazare Kaplan receives new deficiency letter.

 

Charles and Colvard signs deal with Fredrick Goldman.

– Company profitable again.

 

MJSA director of communications dies.

 

New York jeweler indicted on larceny charges.

 

Jewelers Closing:

John P. Kuehn Jewelers in Morgantown, West Virginia.

 

Debswana sales increase.

– Pluczenik opens in Botswana.  (second item)

 

USKPA has new website.

 

Gem-A to hold classes at FIT.

 

Naomi Campbell may talk “blood diamond” on Oprah.

 

The “Twilight” engagement ring!

– And Chelsea Clinton’s engagement ring!

– And Christina Applegate’s.

 

Media Watch:

The Telegraph think piece on diamonds.

 

From the Blog:

(Yet Another) De Beers Anti-Trust Settlement Update.

Zimbabwe Plays Chicken With Kimberley.

Meet the New Normal – Same as the Old Normal?

 

 

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