Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

 

Whitehall officially announces liquidation.

– Is bankruptcy reform to blame?

– Gitanjali speaks.

– Reuters: Sales might hurt competitors.
– Pics of vintage Whitehall ads. RIP.

 

Birks and Mayors same store sales down.

 

Tiffany appeals ebay ruling.

– Ebay wins victory in Belgium.

 

Israel’s Delta Diamonds in receivership.

 

Gassman: Blue Nile results “disappointing.”

– GLG: Company “faces challenges.”

 

IIJS traffic “strong.”

“An unqualified success.”

 

Interesting piece on Mervyn’s downfall.

– Company closing 26 stores.

 

“Economic stimulus” fades.

 

Chaim: De Beers to brand synthetics?

 

Alleged fraud involved Namibian diamond mine.

 

Jewel thieves hit smaller cities.

 

Ronald Friedman reelected DMIA president.

 

Diamonds yields clues to earth’s crust.

 

JSA retains Zale security expert.

 

Candidates wives like pearls.

 

Greener Diamond Foundation premieres … I agree with the first question.

 

Media Watch:

The New York Times on De Beers and Botswana. The article they’ve always dreamed of.

New York Times blog furthers the conversation.

Bloomberg on “divorce jewelry.”

The Associated Press on child gold miners.

Scotsman article on pension funds talks a lot about De Beers and blood diamonds.

 

Have a great weekend, everybody ..

JCK News Director