Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

So it turns out ABC’s Diamonds movie, which I talked about last week, is in fact online… You can check it out here

 

And now the news …

 

JCK Show: My thoughts.

– Reports from Shanu, Idex.

– Interest on consignment?

 

ABC News: Engagement ring buyers trade down.

 

Sterling’s “encouraging” first quarter. Conference call said there was “no improvement” in the higher-end (Jared.)

– Sues over Jane Seymour line. (My article on the line.)

– Discrimination suit proceeds.

 

Diamond Industry Back in Gear?

– De Beers “ramps up” mining. (Reuters.)

– Russians ready to sell.

– WFDB seeing “some recovery.”

– Rio hopes “destocking” over.

– Australian miner: Prices going up.

– Harry Winston agrees. (But posts loss.)

– Idex: Even polished’s increasing!

 

SA Diamond Regulator dies in accident. Very sad to hear.

– WFDB mourns.

– Family shaken.

 

Vinod salutes Ian Smillie. Well said.
– … As does Global Witness.

 

Blood keeps “flowing” in Zimbabwe diamond areas.

– Four soldiers killed.

 

Botswana diamond industry gets $1.5 million loan.

– Diamonex mine to restart mining.

 

New diamond mine in Australia?

 

Kinross Gold: Why it’s entering diamond market.

 

De Beers exits Archangel.

 

De Beers holds Antwerp “town hall.”.

– Mark Boston: Meeting shows “respect.”

 

Diamonds could help poverty in South Africa.

 

Tiffany’s windows dis coral.

 

People on Finlay message board say bond coupon payment “reversed.”  Waiting for confirmation on that …

 

Blue Nile founder sells shares.

  

ABN Amro reports 1st Q loss.
– Does not want to be “foreign owned.”

 

Brooklyn jewelers nabbed in sales tax investigation.

 

Brad Pitt buys diamonds for daughter.

 

Spurned guy gives diamond away via Twitter.

 

Media Watch:

CNBC post on De Beers’ increased production.

Daily News columnist mentions “blood diamonds.”

North Carolina Jewelers Association answers questions.

 

From the Blogs:

Memo – Plus Interest?

JCK Show Report.

From JCK:
My article on Facebook.
My article on the Jane Seymour line.

Have a great weekend …

 

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