Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

Christmas Forecasts: Kind of scary.

 

Retail landlords “less willing to renegotiate.”

 

Finlay CEO resigns. Is still chairman. And, likely, still getting bonus.

– Bonton taking over its jewelry business from Finlay.

 

GLDA goes Chapter 7. (Though shows go on.)

 

Tiffany stock falls as JP Morgan sees flat comps.

 

Gemesis update.

 

Report: Cash 4Gold raking it in.

 

Sheekhar Parikh passes away.

 

Leviev’s diamond interests threatened.

– Investors say Leviev’s company worth “zero.”

 

Indian industry will observe short vacation.

 

ABN Amro opens in Botswana.

 

Namibia’s diamond output doubles.

 

Chaim: “Producer policies in crisis times.”

 

Snap Lake shutdown cancelled.

 

Zimbabwe press: Rio Tinto may scale up diamond output.

– UK firm claims rights to Marange. Government appeals.

 

Diamonds “illegally mined” in India.

 

Petra finds “spectacular” rough.

 

Nazi diamonds “may be lost.”

– Diving for diamonds banned.

 

New chairman at Jewelers of America.

– New directors at Jewelers for Children.

 

Madeliene Albright to receive GEM Award.

WWD article on her pins.

 

“Blood Diamond” conference at University of Tennessee.

 

Media Watch:

Forbes India on Rio Tinto’s prospecting there.

Kim Kardashian discussed (and kind of debated) diamonds and empowerment on last night’s David Letterman show. Interesting clip, but that that’s what anyone will remember from last night’s show.

 

From JCK:

-  My article on “new frontiers in jewelry retailing” (covers “brass and glass” and RFID.)

 

have a great weekend …

JCK News Director