One note: For a good deal of next week, I’ll be at Stuller. I will be speaking on the editor’s panel at their “retailer’s conference.” Should be interesting, and I hope to blog from there, depending on time and the Internet.
And here’s the news …
Economists see consumer spending revival.
– Consumers still spending on bridal.
Birks and Mayors sales, profits down.
CEO resigns at Charles and Covard.
Zale announces top management changes.
– GLG: Zale “bleeding human capital.”
Finlay misses June payment.
– Odds of survival “not good.”
– GLG: What will the trade get?
Henry Dunay bankruptcy filing: Company for sale, Neiman Marcus blamed.
Jewelry doing ‘better’ at JC Penney.
Kay launches “transparent” gold exchange.
GIA adds “fluorescence” to diamond reports.
Bankruptcy warning for Dessau.
De Beers expects profit, sees recovery.
– Wants Namdeb to forgo royalties.
– Orapa may restart earlier than expected.
Anglo American names new chairman.
Kimberley Process team criticizes Zimbabwe.
– Cecilia Gardner’s impressions.
Botswana goes into recession.
Bourses reelect presidents.
– Pandora in Naples.
– Tiffany (small format) in Seattle.
– Swarovski in New York.
Jacob the Jeweler forfeits $2 million.
Jack Heeger, former jewelry editor, dies.
New material harder than diamond.
– New York Times on the industry’s woes.
– The BBC on Antwerp’s woes.
– Editorial in Gazette on Zimbabwe’s diamonds. Eesh.
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