Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

Bain: Luxury market won’t recover for year.


De Beers sees demand stabilizing.

 - Also: Financial Times.


“Strong demand” at sights.


ABN Amro sees “no recovery” in market.


Kenny G: Jewelers’ average ticket stabilizing


DDC president Jacob Banda dies

My thoughts


Madhu Mehta of Jayam dies


– Chaim remembers


Cohens will bid again for Carlyle (Past coverage

– JE Caldwell cuts ties  with Daughters of the American Revolution.


Survey: Women prefer diamonds to handbags. If only they bought that way.


Alrosa may lay off 800


Anglo American to sell units.


Northwest Territories diamond industry “losing edge” to Canada?


Beirut newspaper: KP report raises questions about Lebanon


Angolan diamond summit may still take place.


DDC meets Panama president


Ebay introduces new ring tool.


The diamond-studded Hershey’s Kiss … (one commenter asks: “Can I pay this with a $100,000 bar?”)


Media Watch:

AFP on Botswana’s life after diamonds.

The Telegraph on the industry.

Reuters on the Kimberley Process.

Miami Herald: Jewelry sales still slumping.

Belgian newspaper interviews head of AWDC. Google translation.


From the Blog:

Will Ebay Become the Next Big Diamond Seller?

Madhu Mehta Dies

Jacob Banda Dies



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