Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

Here is a quick update on a story we had a few weeks back … Sterling has ended its case against Classic Imports, after a consent judgement was entered that its designs do constitute “copyright infringement” of its Jane Seymour Open Hearts collection.


And now the news …


Zale admits money crunch.

Complete 10Q.

– Leading investor bails out.

– GLG: Is it endgame?


Signet makes note pre-payment.

– Company’s take on market share.


Pandora backer wants to exit through IPO.


Bidz sales, profits fall.


Case against Diamond Dealers Club dismissed.

– DDC statement.


Chaim hails India.

– Sector back to full employment.

– Alrosa plans $1 billion in sales to India.


Indian diamond dealer robbed in Belgium.

“Triggers panic.”


Zimbabwe editorial backs Kimberley Process.

– Zimbabwe diamond dealer sentenced to jail in controversial case.

– Mugawbe takes aim at De Beers.


Taly Diamonds cooperating with Customs Investigation.


Botswana newspaper: De Beers “took us for a ride” in privatization.


Graff opens “leadership center” in Botswana.


African Diamonds hits De Beers for lack of disclosure.

– Company responds.


More jewelry recalled.


Kay sued over lost wedding rings?


Jennifer Heebner’s Oscar jewelry report.


Many diamantaires on Forbes list.


Blue diamond up for auction.


A diamond studded TV.

… And, of course, a diamond ipad.


Dog eats diamond.


Media Watch:

CNN and The Economist on the pearl business. (via)


From the Blog:

Signet’s Take on Market Share.

Zale Admits Money Crunch.

Case Against DDC Dismissed.


Have a great weekend …

JCK News Director