Fortunoff goes chapter 11.
Did Colibri shutdown violate law?
– Politicians get involved.
– Assets for sale.
Signet US sales down nearly 14%.
Finlay 4Q sales down 20%.
Survey: What shoppers consider expendable.
– Luxury stores move from Madison Ave.
Joseph Schlussel dies.
Antwerp Diamond Bank CEO retires.
Charles and Covard restructures management.
Sotheby’s sells top diamonds.
NYT: Independents cut health care costs.
– NRF’s release on health reform.
Mark Boston on “history’s lessons.”
South African industry expects more closures.
– Diamond stocks plunge.
De Beers 1994 exports questioned.
Alrosa sees “diamond resurgence.”
– Company looks for diamond investors.
– Chaim on Alrosa’s “bailout.”
Botswana: Diamond sales dropped 17%.
– Editorial: Don’t let Debswana fail.
– Country’s “rare” budget deficit.
– Mine “workers in limbo.”
Diamond “fingerprinting” project launched.
DiamondEx suspended from trading.
– Chaim’s commentary.
Zimbabwe diamonds: “A colonial mentality.”
Gemfind relaunches website.
Jewelers gives unemployed free necklaces. Very clever.
CZ seller “Diamond Nexus Lab” designs Miss Universe crown, calls themselves “fastest growing online jewelry company in the country.” Yikes
– CFO magazine interviews Blue Nile CFO.
– Boca Raton magazine talks to David Rosenberg.
– AP: “Popping the question” on the cheap.
– New York Observer: Baubles are back! Well, that was fast.
– But Reuters says “flash is out.” Oh well.
From the Blog:
My article on Bidz.
Have a great weekend …