Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

Before we get to everything else, regarding Whitehall … obviously we have been getting a lot of comments from people anxious to know what’s going on with last night’s auction. (EDITED AT 4:30) For an update … see here


And here’s the rest of the news …


Mervyns goes Chapter 11.

– Chain faces “tough reorg.”

Will it survive?

– Gets DIP, to close 15 stores.


Is Bocov’s next?

– Chairman denies bankruptcy reports.


Whitehall can’t sell consigned goods.
– Whitehall update.


Jewelry Television cancels move. (Via sparklesmart)


Supplier of Choice architect now at Element Six.

– Charles Wyndham is skeptical. Interesting stuff in there.

– Synthetic diamond inventor dies.


Forevermark labs open.


Appeals filed in De Beers class action.


JA: Business flat in 2007. My thoughts.


Colibri gets recapitalized.


Bombs found in Surat.

– Factories back to business.

– Buyers “reluctant to visit.”


Chaim: Anti-money laundering rules harmonized.


High hopes for IIJS.


Funds dump Zale stock.

– Tiffany downgraded by BoA.

– Harry Winston valuation cut.

– Target called “roadkill.”


African Diamonds files case against De Beers.

– Case deferred.

– Company’s stock rises.


Leviev campaign called “political.”


Jacob the Jeweler sues Wycleaf Jean.


Diamonds may have started life on Earth. Yet another thing they can be blamed for!


Media Watch:

The New York Times on Cartier’s Myspace page.


From the Blog:
Judge Rules Whitehall Can’t Sell Consigned Goods

Surveying the Survey: Business in 2007.

Appeal Filed in De Beers Anti-Trust Case.
Whitehall Update.


Have a good weekend …

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