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:

Bidz.

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 …

JCK News Director