Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup (Live from China Edition)

Due to my travel schedule, this is everything I could find as of Friday morning (China time) …


American retail comeback?


BHP “changes game” with tenders.

Chaim on the Forevermark.
-  DTC names sales director


Gassman breaks down Blue Nile.

– BIDZ, Blue Nile top “E-tailer” list.  
– BIDZ bids for LID assets.


OTC International seeks sale.


House of Taylor delisted from NASDAQ. 

Can Signet sustain results?


Mumbai traders’ tax woes.


BHP Diamonds acquires Anglo Potash.

Pulls out of Angola.

Colored diamond gets record price.

RBC Diamond Conference highlights.


Canadian diamond find “encouraging.”


Namibian smuggler fined.                                          


Bergdorf Goodman “top luxury brand.”


Better simulant detector?

Jacob the Jeweler nixed from fundraiser.


Diamond tourism? Interesting …


Media Watch:

NY Times blog hates De Beers banner at Grand Central.

The Consumerist hates De Beers period.

The Economist on diamonds and Lesotho.
The Street TV: “Gold prices hurting jewelers.”

Seeking Alpha on diamond and jewelry stocks.

The Telegraph on engagement ring “rules.”

The Jewish Week on the Leviev protesters.

New Zealand TV on ethical jewelry.


From the blog:

Shanghai Blogging: The Earthquake and the World Diamond Congress.

Shanghai Blogging: The World Diamond Congress, Day Two.


Have a good weekend … I’ll be recovering …

JCK News Director