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 …

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