Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


Well it was another, um, exciting week ..

 

Whitehall goes Chapter 11.

– Will auction its assets.

Is there a buyer?

– Hearing report: Memo madness!  Seiko sues.

Creditor list.

– The “Warren Buffett way.”

 

House of Taylor: A house of pain.

Ends operations.

 

Hong Kong Show: Middling.

“Record number” of exhibitors.

 

Birks and Mayors: Sales up, profits down.

This just in … De Beers plans price increase.

Sylvain Ringer dies. Very sorry to hear.

 

Jacob the Jeweler sentenced.

The Smoking Gun has more Jacob dirt.

 

Diamond investment fund raises $74 million.

– Chaim’s take.

 

Royal Asscher disavows Fabrikant.
– Fortgangs get hearing.

Ebay changes jewelry listing policy. Fine vs. fun!

Hearts on Fire sues Blue Nile.

 

WFDB: Don’t buy Venezuela’s diamonds.

NGO report on Cote de Ivore conflict diamonds.

– Diamond laundering in Zimbabwe.

 

Signet gets new credit deal.

 

Diamond wholesaler joins Zale board.

 

New Jersey jewelers target “used jewelry”bill.

 

Consumer confidence index declines.

 

Fake diamond rough?

 

Gassman: Harry Winston rebounds.

 

De Beers “Leaders of Africa” summit concludes.

– Is African investment now mandatory?

– Russell Simmons blog post.

 

LLD Namibia workers on strike.

 

Mining Watch:

– A diamond mine in India?

– De Beers, NUM make deal.

– West African Diamonds faces takeover.

– Eight killed in Guyanan mine.

 

Indian Company Financials:

– Rajesh Q4 profits up 47%.

– Suraj 4Q profits up 30%.

– Flawless 4Q profits up 141%.

– Classic profits up 38%.

 

UNICEF shuns Leviev donations. Somewhere, a yeshiva cheers.

 

Umbilical cord made into diamond. Next: A platinum placenta!

 

I agree … this is a very nice De Beers retail ad

 

Media Watch:

Nerve article: Diamonds are “profoundly anti-feminist.” (Profoundly!)   Jezebel has lively discussion.

Bloomberg: Jewelry displays risk athlete safety.

New York Times blog on the “diamond cartel.” 

Indian newspaper on China’s threat to Indian cutting.

Seeking Alpha on Blue Nile.

 

From the Blog:

De Beers Plans Price Increase.
Who Will Buy … Whitehall’s?

Report from Whitehall Hearing

The Warren Buffett Way.

 

Have a great weekend …

JCK News Director