Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

The recent Jewelers of America show in New York definitely seemed less crowded than usual. With the exception of some of the high-end shows, I don’t think there has been a really good trade show all year …

Anyway, here’s the news ….

Indian exporters try to deal with new 5.5% levy in the U.S. Also: manufacturers seek more manpower.

 

Beneficiation talk from Polished Prices, Chaim, South Africa’s Financial Mail and myself.

 

Tiffany sells Little Switzerland to NXP at a loss.

 

De Beers to settle class action in October. Will they be here in November?

 

LID wants more time for reorganization.

 

Media Watch

-         Forbes cover story on Graff. (login with bugmenot.com) More on Graff here.

-         The Wall Street Journal on overseas jewelers selling engagement rings, online diamond sales and rough diamonds in jewelry (reprinted here)

-         CBS/Christian Science Monitor has decent conflict diamond article with silly sub-head.

-         NPR’s Marketplace on traded in engagement rings.

 

 No strike at De Beers South African mines.  

 

Barclays-ABN AMRO deal hits snag.

 

Leviev buys back shares in his company.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the diamond industry, Miss Paris Hilton! Oh happy day …

 

From the blog: On the Internet and sales tax.

 

All right … remember you can comment on any of the above by hitting the button below, and have a good weekend …

JCK News Director