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Cutting Remarks
A roundup of trends and news in the diamond industry.
September 4, 2015
This week: Major defaults in Dubai and Israel. Hatton Garden safe company couldn’t be saved. Paris Hilton’s lost diamond ring returned. All below. Alex and Ani going to Jared.-...
September 3, 2015
Upon hearing that De Beers is wading back into generic marketing—with provisos, which we’ll get to—veteran industry writer Peggy Jo Donahue posted the following on Facebook: 
September 1, 2015
Aside from the general malaise of the diamond industry, here are the big diamond stories this summer:
August 31, 2015
Last week, PatentlyApple reported that Swatch Group had trademarked two phrases for use with watches: “tick different” and “one more thing.” Both, of course, call to mind newly...
August 21, 2015
Next week, I will be on vacation, and this feature will not appear. Hope everyone has a great end of the summer. This week: Another synthetic diamond scandal. Another jeweler sues a...
August 21, 2015
Last week, I came across some welcome news: Following eight months of declines, sales at specialty jewelers rose by 7.7 percent in June year-on-year, according to the Commerce Department.
August 19, 2015
In an article this week on QVC’s purchase of flash site Zulily, The Wall Street Journal writes that “being an e-commerce company in the U.S. has increasingly come to mean one...
August 14, 2015
This week: an identity crisis for luxury brands. Drones scan African diamond areas. A flushed wedding ring is fished out of the sewer. All below. The five types of jewelry consumers,...
August 14, 2015
At their most basic level, companies—particularly public companies—exist to maximize returns to shareholders. They are about making money, not making friends.Still, the best businesses...
August 10, 2015
Five types of customers shop Signet stores, CEO Mark Light said at an investment conference in June. 
August 7, 2015
This week: Beyoncé’s diamond-encrusted shoes. Two more caught in Hatton Garden robbery. What is Cartier’s deal with that panther? All below.  GIA bans five Indian companies for alleged...
August 7, 2015
Once upon a time, QVC and HSN were synonymous with jewelry. When they first launched, jewelry accounted for 50 percent of their sales, according to CNN. Some 60 percent of consumers ages 35–44 bought...
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