Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

JCK to become WWD/JCK.

– Memo in Fishbowl NY.

 

Zale stops new orders.

– WSJ has more.

– Stock falls.

 

Gassman: Third quarter jewelry sales “improving.”

 

Henry Dunay items purchased.

 

De Beers sight estimated at $280 million.

– Rough market “calm.”

 

Chaim’s update on the “generic marketing initiative.”

 

Botswana may get new diamond mine.

 

RJC launches certification system.

 

Kimberley Process gets recognition.

 

Mozambique confirms illegal sales from Zimbabwe.

– Zimbabwe seizes Marange fields.

– Report: Security forces control the fields.

– Nicky Oppenheimer in Bloomberg on Zimbabwe.

 

Angola wants to produce own diamonds.

 

New York jewelers form crime network.

 

Diamond district hijacker convicted.

 

Diamond salesman robbed in Virginia.

 

47th Street buildings evacuated Wednesday.

 

Jewelers Closing:

Jones and Co in Las Cruses.

 

Smithsonian features diamonds.

 

Woman lost ring at Walmart.

 

Blue Nile helped by redesign.

– Founder starts new (non-diamond) site.

 

New diamond Wii.

 

NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” suggests all women love diamonds.

 

Media Watch:

CNBC says jewelry sales are improving.

Bloomberg on Leviev.

Newsweek blog on China’s importance to the industry.

Wall Street Journal on diamonds as an investment.

 

From the Blog:

Kimberley Process Gets Some Recognition.

Henry Dunay Inventory Sold.

 

 

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