Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

And here’s your weekly news …

De Beers adds co-op money to holiday pool. 

DTC: Prices have risen 16%.

– Sight reports from Idex and Rapaport.


Welcome, Michael Hill!

– Australian company announces Whitehall store purchase.

– Company’s sales, profits up. (!!)


Fortgangs contest freezing of assests.


Moissanite maker gets delisting warning.

Good article on company’s options.

– Can moissanite regain its mojo?


The Big Picture/Jewelry:

– Industry “not doing too badly.”

– Or maybe it is.

– What Whitehall’s liquidation means.

– The impact of gold prices.

– What’s Russia up to?


The Big Picture/Retail:

– One store closing every hour!

– Forbes: “Luxury loses luster.”


Signet moves listing to NY.

– Reuters’ take.


Tiffany declares dividend.

– Comment from Jim Cramer, GLG and Seeking Alpha


Earnings call transcripts:


Blue Nile.


Sightholders moving to Botswana?

– Chaim: No “South African solution.”


Russia establishing sight system.


Mark Boston’s report from India show.

– Gives lowdown on DTC India meetings.


IJO founder dies.

– Tavnir Choksi dies.


Sierra Leone wants to ban “Blood Diamond.”


Weiland takes role at Paragon Lake.


Welcome, Fifty Cent?

– Rapper may start jewelry line.


New bidder for JCK parent?

– Could JCK, National Jeweler share owner?   

My best to Bacilio


Media Watch:

San Diego newspaper on a couple’s ring at Whitehall.

The Poughkeepsie Journal on how diamonds are bought (wholesale.) Nice piece.

Wall Street Journal on diversifying jewelry manufacturer. More on WSJ blog.


From the Blog:

Sightholders Moving to Botswana?

Can Moissanite Regain Its Mojo?

De Beers to Spend a Little More on Advertising This Holiday.


Have a good weekend …

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