Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

Well, the week is over and the U.S. financial system hasn’t totally collapsed. So that’s good!  

 

Anyway, the news coverage seemed a lot calmer this morning. So here’s hoping …

 

And now the news …

 

Luxury market hurt by Wall Street?

– Online market “resilient.”

 

Hong Kong show “below expectations.”

 

Consolidation in Action:

– Damiani acquires Rocca.

– Dynamix buys JewelAmerica.

– IGC hooks up with Diamond Days.

 

New Sears jewelry business head.

 

De Beers to open store in Bar Harbour, Fla.

 

Firemark liquidates.

 

New American diamond mine?

 

DTC “accredits” four companies.

South Africans blast State Diamond Trader.

 

 “Mixed feelings” on De Beers Tanzania mine sale.

 

Chaim on where Kimberley should focus.

 - BBC story.

Diamond stolen from Botswana mine?

 

Indian newspaper: Smugglers rule gem business.

 

Sierra Leone underground mine produces.

 

Pakistan lifts diamond duty.

Jeweler jailed for selling fakes.

 

New market: Luxury phones.

Diamonds in deodorants?

 

Ex-girlfriend sells DiCaprio’s diamonds. Wait …DiCaprio had diamonds?

 

Media Watch:

Indian newspaper on the toll from the U.S.  

BBC: Jews lose hold in Antwerp.

Time speaks with Stephen Lussier.
Wall Street Journal: Diamond prices up.
My Fox Los Angeles profiles “Ruff and Cut.” (Video.)

 

From the Blog:

Where’s De Beers?

U.S. Demand – Only Slightly Down?

 

Have a great weekend …

JCK News Director