Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

So, for any newcomers, I do this every Friday at about 2:30 or so … It’s a summary of the most interesting/newsworthy things on the web this week …

And here’s the news …

Interview with Zale CEO.

 

Blue Nile CEO: Growth “difficult.”

 

More luxury retailers opening outlets.

 

Google: Fewer luxury queries.

 

Sterling sued for sex discrimination.

 

Tiffany sale rumors resurface.

 

ABN Amro Diamond and Jewelry division – sold again?

 

Residents protest Colorado diamond mine.

 

478 carat diamond unearthed.

 

South Africa to own mines?

– Abbey Chikane leaves State Diamond Trader.

 

DTC sight report.

 

Forbes: Diamond mining resurges in Latin America.

– Chaim on Venezuela and Kimberley.

 

Lebanese diamond smugglers caught.

 

Botswana government rejects De Beers license.

– Legal dispute ends.

 

 Alleged sticky-fingered diamond cutter talks.

 

Antwerp diamantaires sue for social benefits.

 

Jewelry at the emmys.

 

Elton John pin doesn’t sell. Don’t go breaking his heart!

 

Media Watch:

Bloomberg interviews Jonathan Oppenhimer.

Reuters interviews Rapaport.

The Independent on “what makes diamonds valuable.” Some weird (a.k.a. wrong) “facts” in there.

Prague Post: Diamonds in Czechoslovakia.

The Arizona Republic: Something about volcanos and diamonds.

 

From the Blog:

Interview with Zale CEO.

ABN Amro Diamond and Jewelry Division – Sold Again?

Lessons From Whitehall: “No Longer a Handshake Industry”

 

Have a great weekend …

JCK News Director