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A roundup of trends and news in the diamond industry.
July 31, 2015
This week: Etsy engagement rings. The watch more revolutionary than Apple’s. And Leonardo DiCaprio is now issuing blood diamond pardons. All below. Diamondpocalypse?- Industry crisis...
July 30, 2015
This week, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) issued a new standard for describing synthetic and treated diamonds, which is notably stricter than the Federal Trade Commission’s...
July 29, 2015
Manufacturers have long argued that De Beers’ and other producers’ aggressive pricing policies would hurt the entire industry, including the producers, in the long term. But now those policies...
July 24, 2015
This week: Human face found in gemstone. Will Apple make cheap gold watch? Rash of suicides in Surat. All below. Gold, platinum, silver all hit in metal massacre.- Gold sinks below...
July 24, 2015
For the last few years, banks have been running away from the diamond and jewelry industry. But now, a trio of trade veterans has come up with a plan to bring liquidity back to the business.
July 23, 2015
About two weeks ago, at Blue Nile CEO Harvey Kanter’s urging, I visited the company’s first webroom.
July 17, 2015
This week. Jeweler lures customers in their pajamas. Man proposed with Lego ring. Complaints mount about “breast milk jeweler.” All below. Romano’s Jewelers, G.M. Pollack land in...
July 17, 2015
Last week, many news organizations, including JCK, reported on data from Slice Intelligence—as filtered through MarketWatch—that purportedly showed a 90 percent fall in Apple Watch sales.
July 15, 2015
Harvey Kanter, the chairman, CEO, and president of Blue Nile, spoke to JCK last week, after first meeting prior to his appearance at a panel at the JCK show in Las Vegas in May. Here, he talks about...
July 10, 2015
This week: “Fear of jewelry” is apparently a thing. The beer vs. gold index. The luxury pawnshop owned by a gangster. All below.  G.M. Pollack & Sons closing down. The end of...
July 7, 2015
At the latest President’s Meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel, the trade once again cast a weary eye toward Martin Rapaport’s price list and the outsize influence it commands.“There are people who,...
July 6, 2015
A friend once asked the head of a lab notorious for overgrading how he lived with himself. Simple, the man replied. If I were supplying such a horrible product, why do I have so many customers?...
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