Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

You know, I forgot about this a few weeks ago, but this blog is now a whopping three years old. So, thank you all for reading, and to all the commenters who add so much to the conversation.


And now the news …


Shane reorganization put off … again. As before, people involved in this case say this is not a sign of trouble – everything is just taking a while to come together.


Jewelry crime up in 2009.


“High hopes” at Baselworld.

– The Wall Street Journal profiles Basel.  (via)


“Henry Dunay” intellectual property sold.


Details on last week’s 47th Street heist.


De Beers executives make “Everlon” visits.


Botswana press speculates about non-De Beers sales.

– Editorial: We must “build on the past.”


Botswana media piles on:

– Report: De Beers records doctored by Nichindo.

– Government “didn’t understand” privitization.

– Is Oppenheimer implicated?

– “How Nchindo lost the plot.

– State reformulates charges against son.


Chaim on De Beers’ new policies.


De Beers to sell historic mine.


Alrosa declares itself 2009’s leading diamond miner.


Oppenheimer uses Anglo stake as security.

– Anglo statement.


IMF assisting African countries on diamond smuggling.


Interview with new KP Chairman.  Says some interesting things.


Fight over a seven carat diamond in Sierra Leone?  (fifth story down)


Zimbawbe parliament grills minister over diamonds.

– Blames UK mining firm.

– Zimbawbe independent on the players in Chiadzwa.

– Human Rights Watch editorial in Swiss Daily (coinciding with Basel.)


Investors Business Daily says al Qaeda, Hezbollah traded diamonds.


Goldman Sachs bets against Tiffany.

– Another analyst more upbeat.


HRD opens lab in Instanbul.


New warning on children’s charm bracelets.


Liddicoat scholarship award winners announced.


Chelsea Clinton’s engagement ring.


Diamond lost (and found) at SNL taping.


Media Watch:

– The FT looks at diamond futures issue, what’s at Basel the Antwerp bourse, and whether the jewelry industry has a good online presence.

Indian press: Diamond business picking up.


From the Blog:
Dunay Intellectual Property Sold.

Shane Reorganization Plan Put Off … Again.

De Beers Execs Make “Everlon” Visit.


Have a great weekend …



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