Hey, everyone. I’m trying something new, where I put relevant court documents, such as the Robbins Brothers creditor list and CFO declaration, up on docstoc.com (where they can be downloaded by you). It’s a free service, which is always nice, but the papers look kind of blurry to me when they’re posted (downloaded, they’re fine). I’d be interested in people’s feedback on the best way to do this …
Also, this blog is now officially two years old today. Thank you all, as always, for reading and for participating.
Here’s the news …
Robbins Brothers goes chapter 11.
– Who is Spence Diamonds?
– NY Times: What “next bankruptcy wave will bring.”
Collectors Universe exits jewelry business.
– GCAL to be repurchased.
– AGL seemingly shutting down.
Finlay may leave New York.
– Whose taking over leased counters?
– GLG: “A turning point?”
Saks tries to avoid bankruptcy.
Kohls keeps expanding And good for them!
Wal mart reports sales rise.
Jewelry author Penny Prodow dies
Rolex loses case against ebay.
Chaim: Is De Beers again “custodian?”
– Company pensioners “up in arms.”
– De Beers retail store sales up (in 08).
Analysts: Diamond sales “collapse.”
Lead ban worries jewelry manufacturers..
Is gold “the next bubble?”
Israel Institute launches “marketing initiative.”
DDC VP: Don’t leave the Club!
Canada starts diamond bourse.
Designer Tom Binn opens NY store.
Boxx Jewelers in Pasadena.
Donald Haack, Haack Diamonds, dies.
-CEO buys up shares.
– GLG: It’s “ignoring opportunities.”
Rio Tinto tenders rare blues.
4,000 jobs lost in Botswana.
– Elendale, Australian mine, cuts production.
Idex hooks up with DIB.
Luxury, Premiere now three day event.
Report: Indian factory owner beats polishers. Ugh.
PAC report on Zimbabwe diamonds. (PDF)
– Zimbabwe “strongman” linked to diamonds.
Croatian General convicted of diamond theft.
Alrosa expands cooperation with Armenia.
Gossip corner: Graff’s “mystery” divorce.
Jewelers of America gets new COO.
Bidz to auction Versace tiara.
Legal fight over giant emerald.
J Lo doesn’t return loaned jewelry. Bad J Lo!
Paris Hilton’s diamond dashboard.
Woman swallows diamond in milkshake. That’s quite an x-ray.
– Couple on the Today show. (Video)
They still make stuff like diamond-covered Iphones.
– The Chicago Tribune on trading in gold jewelry.
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Have a great weekend …