Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Dec. 23

The festival of links

This is my final roundup of 2016. Wishing all my readers a wonderful holiday season, and a happy and healthy new year.  

This week: Can the new design director save Tiffany & Co.? Looking back at a tough watch year. The German town embedded with tiny diamonds. All below.

 

JCK magazine and JCKonline forge new partnership with Advance Publications.

 

Kendra Scott Design gets private equity investment.

 

Buccellati sold to Chinese firm.

 

National Jeweler: Season continues to be strong.

– The Centurion: Season solid but storm hurts.

Instore: Has the jewelry slump ended?

– Online sales are up—so why can’t I find a parking space?

 

JCK’s 2016 holiday jewelry advertising roundup.

– 28 of the year’s best articles (and two videos) that didn’t appear on JCKonline.

 

Can Tiffany’s design director save the company?

 

2016: Watch business has worst year since 1984.

– Swatch goes into car batteries as investors question strategy.

 

Business Insider traces the fall of Pebble.

-Wearables mostly for health tracking.

 

2016: Diamond supply/demand got back in balance.

 

Diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz arrested.

Haaretz traces his rise and fall.

 

Israeli diamond industry signs deal with tax authorities.

 

“Landmark” Israeli ruling forces rough diamond refund.

 

The “upside” of the Indian banknote shake-up.

 

Australian diamond dealer to the star hits the skids.

 

Lesedi la Rona to be tendered next year.

 

Okavango introduces new way of selling rough.

 

Diamond-related DRC human rights abuses being covered up.

 

How the looting of Marange diamonds started.

 

Feds: Smuggler hid fake gems in his underwear.

 

Triple homicide at Mississippi pawnshop.

 

Clyde Duneier dies.

 

Remembering Zsa Zsa Gabor, who never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.

– Gossip Cop says she will not be buried in diamonds.

 

Christie’s names new CEO.

– New book traces auction house’s jewelry archives.

 

Jerry Ehrenwald joins Kimberley Process Authority Board

 

Richard Mille to open New York City boutique.

 

Neiman, Nordstrom may be “headed for disaster” with New York stores.

 

How Macy’s killed everything good about department stores.

 

Spence Diamonds promises “unique” in-store experience.

 

David Yurman campaign ties in with crowdfunding app.

 

Birks Group gets credit boost.

 

2017 Jewelry Industry Summit announces agenda.

 

Law protects right to leave bad Yelp review.

 

Irish company raises half a million euros for diamond exploration.

 

German town embedded with tiny diamonds.

 

The “curse” of the Koh-i-Noor.

  

The Harry Potter golden snitch engagement ring.

 

Katie Price had over 100,000 pounds ($122,000) in diamonds stolen.

 

Racist tirade in J.C. Penney goes viral.

 

Rich parents giving teachers Rolexes, Tiffany.

 

Media Watch:

DailyMail.com on the rise of Pandora.

Forbes profiles Ritani.

CNN calls 2016 “year of the colored diamond.”

Financial Times: Hatton Garden dealers “at a crossroads.” ($)

 

From the Blog

28 of the Year’s Best Jewelry Reads (and Two Videos) That Didn’t Appear on JCKonline

JCK’s 2016 Holiday Jewelry Advertising Roundup

 

Have a great weekend, and 2017!

 

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