Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


Zale gets extension on Citibank issue.


Sterling could be hurt by credit card reforms. (via)


Tiffany loses ebay suit.

– Otherwise, “it’s on a roll,” says Gassman.


Richemont buys web site net-a-porter.

– Gilt/Ruelala: Are we developing a discount culture?

– My thoughts on new Blue Nile Iphone app.


De Beers 2010 sales could be around $4.5 billion.

– Wyndham suggests De Beers looking at IPO.


Potentially significant: Botswana worries about De Beers policy shift.


Harry Winston sales up in 4Q.

– Says diamond prices “recovering.”

Earnings call transcript.


Diavik opens new underground mine.


KP monitor to inspect Marange.

– De Beers dismisses Zimbabwe looting allegations.

– Parliament “fact-finding mission” fruitless.


Chaim on Dubai and politics.
– Dubai diamond trade up.


Dubai jeweler reaches deal with creditors.


Jewelers Closing:

Takashimaya New York.

Golden Jewelers


Indian diamond merchant robbed.


C Mahendra moves ahead with public offering.


Bidz gets new chairman.


Joshua Weinman signs on with Firestone.


Former Diamond Dealers Club VP still contesting election.


Swatch denies plans for Bulgari.


Jewelry company “African Romance” grows.


“Fake princess” drops suit against jeweler.


Media Watch:

Mother Jones on Congo diamonds.

The Atlantic on Zimbabwe diamonds.


From the Blog:

Blue Nile’s Iphone App Gives Consumers Easier Way to Annoy Jewelers

Gilt/Ruelala: Are We Developing A Discount Culture?


Have a great weekend, and happy Passover

JCK News Director