Archive for December, 2010
Maddaloni Jewelers welcomes a personal appearance by Bergio on Saturday, December 18th, 2010. He will be launching his 3 new jewelry collections: Cestino, Foglie and Byzantine. These beautiful new lines offer brilliant designs capturing the eye of the fashion forward around the world.
Bergio’s Power of Pink Collection in 2008 was a huge success. The Safari Collection in 2009 successfully captured consumers throughout the country looking for that distinctive one of a kind design with values of $250K or more. Launching our 3 new collections will provide a menagerie of exclusivity to any jewelry collector.
Berge Abajian, CEO and Designer of Bergio International, Inc. announced today 3 new distinctive collections providing more rareness and value to the existing cutting edge designer lines. Bergio is entering into its 20th year of operations and concentrates on boutique, upscale jewelry stores such as Maddaloni Jewelers, Huntington, New York. Bergio has manufacturing control over its line as a result of having a manufacturing facility in the United States as well as subcontracts with facilities in Italy and Bangkok.
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Washington, D.C.—Confidential U.S. government documents recently leaked through controversial news source WikiLeaks show that U.S. diplomats suspected Zimbabwe’s president, his family and top associates were profiting from the sale of “blood” diamonds from the nation’s controversial Marange fields.
According to cables released by WikiLeaks and reported by United Press International (UPI), sources in Zimbabwe told the United States that Gideon Gono, head of Zimbabwe’s central bank, made thousands of dollars a month selling diamonds from Marange and funneled the money to Robert Mugabe, his wife, his sister and top members of the Zanu-PF party. Diamond panners in the area were attacked with dogs and gunned down from helicopters, with a 2008 cable released by WikiLeaks titled, “Regime Elites Looting Deadly Diamond Fields.”
Trade in rough diamonds from the Marange fields technically remains suspended as the Zimbabwean government and members of the Kimberley Process (KP), the body charged with stemming the flow of “blood” or “conflict” diamonds into the industry, try to hammer out an agreement for trade from the area to resume.
Australian Julian Assange launched WikiLeaks, a non-profit media organization, in 2007. Since late November, the site has been publishing thousands of confidential U.S. diplomatic cables that have embarrassed U.S. officials and led to a government crackdown on the site.
Site founder Assange is in police custody in Britain after Sweden issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with sex crimes in that country. He has denied the allegations.
On Monday, Reuters reported that Assange’s former deputy, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, was starting another WikiLeaks rival site called OpenLeaks.org. The site is not yet operational.
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Contention mounts in the African Nation of Zimbabwe, over the Marange area , where the diamond mine’s conitnue to produce millions of rough diamonds. Since 2006 President Mugabe has been threatening to flood the diamond market with his potential ‘conflict’ rough diamonds. The last word out of Zimbabwe on September 21st 2010, President Mugabe’s was negotiating a 100 million dollar per month rough diamond contract to supply the Indian diamond market. News today, the Kimberly Process (KP) Chair Boaz Hirsch, directed the Indian government that no trade in diamonds from Zimbabwe’s Marange fields will be allowed under the Joint Work Plan (JWP) until an agreement can be reached.
An office memorandum sent to India’s Customs Department and the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) by the Commerce Department of India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry, notes that Hirsch has requested participant countries to be vigilant and to notify him or the KP’s Working Group on Monitoring (WGM) if any “irregular” shipments of Marange diamonds are received.
The diamond industry continues to scrutinize Mugabe’s intentions for his countries natural resource, while wholesaler and retailers, globally, watch prices rise and supply wither in the diamond industry.
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