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The natural and lab-grown diamond industries are now openly feuding with each another, and some are calling for a ceasefire. Take this blog post from Melvin Moss: The fact is that laboratory grown diamonds exist and their properties cannot be denied. They are a jewelry product just...

Rob Bates | May 5, 2016 | Cutting Remarks
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This week: Apple Watch—game changer or no? Thief returns to scene of crime to retrieve cell phone. And Pandora founder has a horse in the Kentucky Derby. All below.   Richline buys Gemvara.   U.S. diamond sales hit records, thanks—surprisingly—to millennials....

Rob Bates | April 29, 2016 | Cutting Remarks
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It started with an article on BuzzFeed, which reported how women seemed to be complaining about issues with their rings—and in particular, ring repairs—on Kay Jewelers' Facebook page. In all, BuzzFeed News counted dozens of complaints concerning engagement and wedding rings made on...

Rob Bates | April 29, 2016 | Cutting Remarks
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De Beers has confirmed that, later this year, it will move from its longtime home on Charterhouse Street in London (pictured, right) to the less-iconic crosstown headquarters of parent company Anglo American. De Beers has been stationed on Charterhouse Street—close to the Hatton...

Rob Bates | April 27, 2016 | Cutting Remarks
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This week: More bad news for the Apple Watch. The latest on the diamond scandal rocking Israel. And the thieves who bought diamonds with Monopoly money. All below.   William Goldberg wins appeal over 7 ct. stolen diamond.   Tiffany wins patent battle with Lazare Kaplan....

Rob Bates | April 22, 2016 | Cutting Remarks
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Given that it’s Earth Day, here are some interesting stats to chew on regarding the environment and the jewelry business: - According to a September 2014 McKinsey report, recycled diamonds will represent about one-third of supply by 2025. (No wonder De Beers is going into that business.) In a...

Rob Bates | April 22, 2016 | Cutting Remarks
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We all know Swiss watches. But at an investor presentation held on April 12, Tiffany’s senior vice president of strategy and business development, Jean-Marc Bellaiche, introduced a new concept—New York watches: I don’t understand why people think the best luxury watches should only come...

Rob Bates | April 21, 2016 | Cutting Remarks
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In January, we brought you news of two leading charm brands seemingly asking retailers not to carry competing products. Both cases stirred stories in the consumer media (see here and here). In Australia, Pandora reportedly warned its retailers not to carry Alex and Ani,...

Rob Bates | April 15, 2016 | Cutting Remarks
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This week. Designers rebel against consignment. A con job in the Indian diamond market. Praise for another Pandora Mother’s Day spot. All below.   David Minster becomes CEO of Judith Ripka’s wholesale division.   Court cancels accidental bargain price for 20 ct. diamond....

Rob Bates | April 15, 2016 | Cutting Remarks
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Earlier this month, Martin Rapaport released a typically impassioned jeremiad against synthetic diamond producers—and Silicon Valley startup Diamond Foundry in particular—which has set off a lively debate on various Facebook pages (including mine). The article, entitled the “Synthetic Diamond...

Rob Bates | April 14, 2016 | Cutting Remarks
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