From the Comments

The [International Diamond Board] is desperately needed in the U.S. market. We are losing market share to other luxury goods, and we need promotion of the diamond category. Other diamond promotions such as Everlon are not serving the diamond category as a whole but rather the interests of individual companies. All retailers in the U.S. should call on the Russian producers (via JA?) to support the IDB and restore demand and consumer confidence in the U.S., the world's largest market. —Steve Gladstone on “International Diamond Board Postponed,” Dec. 31, 2009 I've been a retail jeweler for 25 years and have owned my own store for the last 15. When things were good I had thought I made the right decisions to delegate a lot of jobs. I got to the point where I expected everyone else to work and I would handle certain appointments, golf, take vacations, let others buy

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