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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