Diamond Shavings: Your Weekly Web Roundup

This week … Sterling and Zale see sales rise, along with legal fees … Single ladies get a chance to put a ring on themselves … And we wish all our U.S. readers a Happy Thanksgiving …  


Most Ultra stores being converted to Kays.

– William Montalto returns to Sterling to help with Ultra.

– Signet earnings call transcript.


Zale’s sales up, but storm hits sales.

Earnings call transcript.


Sterling sues Zale over “most brilliant diamond” ads.


Quality Gold acquires Leslie’s.


Fabergé to be sold to Gemfields.


U.S. lifts sanctions on Burmese products—but not rubies.


Conflict diamond definition likely won’t change, KP chair says.

– Official State Dept. press release on KP meeting.


The story of the ring made for single women.


Company develops way to batch-test melee.


Rio Tinto looking to “float” diamond business.


Activist investor reveals Harry Winston stake.


Alrosa tightens rough contract terms.


Louise Prior leaves DTC.


Miner’s prospectus contains reference to legendary stone.


Tara Jewelers to launch IPO.


Black Friday traffic “shifts to Internet.”

– The NRF on the “new normal” in holiday shopping.


Zimbabwe court case erupts over Wikileaked diamond cable.

– Company wants to set up diamond center.


Indian man held for duping diamond traders.


Fred Mouawad underbidder for Archduke Joseph diamond.


Gemvara named Oprah “favorite thing.”


The spray tan with diamonds.


Media Watch:

– NPR on diamonds and Sierra Leone.

– Slate asks: How many diamonds can fit into a stomach?


From the Blog:

The Story of the Ring Made for Single Women.

William Montalto Returns to Sterling to Help with Ultra


The Diamond Five:

Five Extremely Strange Diamond Thefts


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