Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Jan. 27

 You’re gonna aggregate it after all

This week: More store closings coming? Smog turned into jewelry. And Melania Trump eats jewels on a magazine cover. All below.

Two killed in jewelry store robberies over weekend.

– San Antonio jewelers “on high alert.”

– Vegas guard in accidental shooting was state-certified.

Philadelphia jeweler arrested, charged with fencing.

What would a border tax mean for the industry?

– Trump proposes 20 percent tax on Mexican imports. Press secretary walks it back.

The Swiss watch industry’s terrible year.

LVMH CEO sees warning signs for luxury sector.

Shareholder lawsuit targets Blue Nile.

Chains under pressure to close more stores.

– J.C. Penney CEO predicts more store closings.

– More than 75 percent of Macy’s shoppers visited Amazon.

Jewelry Television expands its headquarters.

De Beers has biggest diamond sale in a year.

– A sign of optimism for the year ahead?

Australian miner buys WFDB president Blom’s company.

Report: Mumbai court to take action against Winsome Diamonds promoter.

Gitanjali said to miss interest payment.

Birks, e-tailer to sell rare diamonds to Asian buyers.

Former Brookstone CEO now president of Ross-Simons.

Ritani appoints new CEO.

Jeffrey Cohen appointed president of Alpina Frederique Constant USA.

Frederick Goldman hires former Montblanc North America CEO.

Sarine gets new CEO.

Circa taps Jennifer Pearson as new VP of marketing.

Northeastern Fine Jewelry appoints new sales manager.

Jamie Neufeld joins Martin Flyer.

David Webb gets $20 million facility.

Jewelers Row developer not so interested in conservation.

Woman has complaint about ring bought at Zales.

Jeweler tossing in Ferrari with engagement ring.

Apple Watch might get “modular” customizable metal band.

VicenzaOro’s winners: a complete list.

Mary Tyler Moore and her jewelry.

Kirsten Dunst has $80,000 engagement ring.

White House removes Melania Trump jewelry plug from site.

What was inside Melania Trump’s Tiffany box?

Melania Trump eats jewels on Mexican Vanity Fair cover.

Kellyanne Conway sports Trump pin.

Breast milk jewelry mom gets on The Steve Harvey Morning Show.

Artist turns Beijing’s smog into jewelry.

Three thousand–year-old gemstones found in Kuwait.

New book covers the Koh-i-Noor.

Media Watch:

– Business Insider charts the making of an engagement ring.

– RadarOnline: Are Kim Kardashian’s stolen gems funding terrorism?

Brides likes mixed-metal engagement rings.

From the Blog:

What Would a Border Tax Mean for the Industry?

 This Swiss Watch Industry’s Terrible Year

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