Short self-promotional note … Next week, I will be at the always-interesting American Gem Society Conclave in Seattle … And on Thursday, April 10, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM, I will be giving a talk, entitled “Diamond Update.” If I don’t know you, stop by and say hi …
Now the news …
Friedman’s looks to close stores.
Gassman/Idex on Tiffany.
– Reuters on Tiffany’s Wall Street store.
– Tiffany produces Superbowl ring.
Finlay reports $10 million loss.
House of Taylor’s sales decline 99%. (!!!)
India “braced for shakeout.”
Behind Canada’s diamond smuggling bust.
De Beers (retail) opens in Dallas.
Wyndham: Rumors Varda’s leaving … I should note that there were apparently similar rumors about Gareth a few months back.
De Beers mineworkers march.
Behold the diamond thong! With the quote of the week: “It’s not scratchy or anything.” Good to know!
– Salon on “beneficiation.”
– FT gives diamond overview.
–Instapundit on buying diamonds online.
– Lehigh newspaper: Did “Blood Diamond” misrepresent Africa?
From the blog:
My story on Fair Trade diamonds.
Enjoy your weekend …