And here’s this week’s news …
The industry and the gold price.
– Gassman: Profits will suffer.
– FT interview with Gareth Penny: “We’ll be pleased with any [US market] growth this year.” (Note: The FT’s site is flaky. Email me if you need a copy of this article.)
Fortunoff lays off 190.
Helzberg Diamonds cuts 21 jobs.
DMIA to Feds: Probe “certifigate.”
– Chaim cheers.
– What it could mean.
Alrosa drops clients.
BIDZ.com answers critics.
– Company’s accounting questioned.
– Smartmoney on controversy.
– Blue Nile stock blues?
Miners castigate “corrupt” Angola.
Global Witness blasts Cote d’Ivore diamond tax.
California law targets lead in jewelry.
Sterling gets discrimination suit.
Tahera seeks buyer.
Tiffany board adds “activist” shareholder.
NJ Jewelers Exchange robbed.
The Economist on Blue Nile.
Sierra Leone newspaper: “Who owns our diamonds?”
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