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Cutting Remarks
A roundup of trends and news in the diamond industry.
September 16, 2014
Analysts are sure: The new Apple Watch, which carries an opening price point of $349, will mostly hurt the low-end watch business. Others are certain it will hurt the mid-range. The only segment most...
September 15, 2014
In response to my blog post last week, Don Palmieri, president of the Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL) wrote in with his view on how to solve the problem of variable lab...
September 12, 2014
First, some self-promotion: I was featured on last week’s Four Grainer podcast, talking about my views on the industry and a little bit about myself and my background. You can hear it here, and I...
September 11, 2014
I haven’t tried on, tried out, or even seen the new Apple Watch on anything besides—appropriately enough—a screen. Those who have tried it, generally walked away impressed, calling it the best...
September 9, 2014
Nashville, Tenn., lawyer Brian Manookian is currently suing local jeweler Genesis Diamonds for carrying reports from EGL International. You can read some details of the suit here.
September 9, 2014
Last week, I attended the Argyle pink tender in New York City as a guest of veteran colored diamond dealer Alan Bronstein of Aurora Gems.
September 5, 2014
This week: De Beers’ retail chain is a money loser. Apple’s iWatch may be just around the corner. And why you shouldn’t strap diamonds to a sports car. All below. Fortunoff returns to brick...
September 4, 2014
There is a quote that is often attributed to Joan Rivers: “I don’t work out. If God wanted us to bend over, He’d put diamonds on the floor.” Now whether she actually said that is not clear...
September 3, 2014
With the continued concern about different lab standards, maybe it’s time to look at the bigger picture.
August 22, 2014
On a personal note, I will be on vacation next week, so this blog (and this feature) will go on vacation with me. I wish all my U.S. readers a happy Labor Day and will see you all in September....
August 19, 2014
Perhaps De Beers’ new venture into secondhand diamond dealing is, as it claims, simply a way to learn more about the diamond trade-in market. But setting up a four-person lab in New York City, a...
August 18, 2014
Diamonds are often pilloried as a manufactured product, but sometimes the industry trends that capture the public’s imagination spring up organically. The trade didn’t invent the term bling, or...
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