Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

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.

“Failure to communicate.”


Gassman/Idex on Tiffany.

– Reuters on Tiffany’s Wall Street store.

– Tiffany produces Superbowl ring.


Zale names “chief stores officer.”


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.


India foresees African rough imports.


De Beers mineworkers march.


Behold the diamond thong!  With the quote of the week: “It’s not scratchy or anything.” Good to know!


Media Watch:

Salon on “beneficiation.”  

FT gives diamond overview.

Instapundit on buying diamonds online.

Lehigh newspaper: Did “Blood Diamond” misrepresent Africa?


From the blog:

De Beers vs. Rio.

GIA Responds to Certifigate.

Friedman’s Failure to Communicate.


From JCK:
My story on Fair Trade diamonds.


Enjoy your weekend …

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