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A roundup of trends and news in the diamond industry.
March 3, 2015
Blue Nile is not the only e-tailer that’s going offline.
February 27, 2015
This week: Endless Jewelry’s grand plans. A gold rebound? The millennials are causing problems in retail. All below. Oscar, Oscar, Oscar- Statement necklaces, big earrings, rule at...
February 27, 2015
With banks still skittish about lending to the industry, ABN Amro’s diamond and jewelry division, generally considered the industry’s largest lender, has launched a “borrowing base...
February 26, 2015
When we first started talking about the Apple Watch, some predicted that the highest-end model—the 18k gold Edition—could retail for more than $1,000. Now that seems almost quaint. Apple-focused...
February 20, 2015
This week: More jewelry from Napoleon. Has Etsy lost its soul? The secret message in Lady Gaga’s ring. All below. Jewelers find Valentine’s Day sales uneven.- National Jeweler finds...
February 20, 2015
This week, The New Yorker ran a long profile on Apple design vice president Jonathan Ive, which goes into tremendous detail about all the care and work required to design Apple products (including...
February 19, 2015
Blue Nile may want to rethink its “you’re too smart to shop at a jewelry store” slogan, now that it will soon open one.
February 13, 2015
This week: Problems with Google’s smartwatch. Why are Tiffany insiders selling? And what diamonds did for Canada. All below.  Blue Nile opening first store.- Earning call...
February 13, 2015
In 2009, a former HSBC computer tech, Hervé Falciani, turned over data listing thousands of customers of the HSBC Private Bank in Switzerland to French authorities, after unsuccessfully trying to...
February 11, 2015
In the United States, we keep hearing that the economy is improving.  And yet the mood in the diamond market has turned grim, which is fatal for such a psychologically dependent industry....
February 6, 2015
This week: Should we mine for gold on the moon? Man buys $35,000 watch for five bucks. And The Onion takes on Zale. All below. Frederick Goldman purchases Scott Kay. Alex and Ani...
February 4, 2015
Last month, I kicked off Diamond Dialogues, a series of interviews about the future of our industry.
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