JCK Year in Review

January The Richline Group, owned by Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway, acquired gold jewelry company Prime Time weeks after acquiring Alarama, another gold jewelry company. The Tiffany vs. eBay counterfeit suit went to trial. Tiffany sued the auction site for hosting counterfeit merchandise. Famed California jeweler Arthur Gleim, of Palo Alto, Calif., died Nov. 26, 2007, at the age of 91. The Israel Diamond Institute signed a memorandum of understanding with Liberia offering the services of top diamond specialists to conduct a major survey of the Liberian diamond industry. De Beers sold its Cullinan Diamond Mine in South Africa to the Petra Diamonds Cullinan Consortium for $150 million. The American Gem Trade Association board of directors reappointed Douglas Hucker chief exec

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