This is posted early as I am in the Holy Land right now at the Israel Rough Conference… Hope to see some of you there.
Now the news …
11 (!) Long Island jewelry stores busted in tax sting.
Finlay loses 94 Macy’s doors.
Chaim: Manufacturing “shake-up.”
Gassman/Idex: Retailers must raise prices.
Lawyer for suspended sightholders speaks.
- Gareth Penny speech.
Varda Shine: We don’t hate India.
Namibian diamond uproar.
Vegas jewelry center clears hurdle.
- Wall Street Journal: Gold replacing silver. Reprinted here.
– LA Times blog calls De Beers ad “sexist” and “manipulative.” Didn’t really get to blog about this, but I’ve talked about similar topics, and I’d be interested in people’s thoughts. But of course the ad is manipulative. That’s what they do.
– Newsweek talks to Sierra Leone’s new president (mentions Blood Diamond, Kimberley, etc.)
Enjoy your weekend …