Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of March 17

This week: Lord & Taylor owner might buy Neiman Marcus. New website for stolen jewelry. Big diamond find in Sierra Leone. All below.

 

Why jewelry crime increased last year.

 

Tiffany plans to speed things up.

Financial results.

– Some analysts happy.

– Others: “Patchy progress.”

 

Neiman Marcus up for sale.

– Possible acquirer: Hudson’s Bay.

 

Are malls dying?

– Speculators bearish.

– Experts discuss: Are retailers eating themselves alive?

 

Swatch sees sales, profits sink.

– Targets 7–9 percent growth this year.

Analysis.

 

Five big changes Macy’s CEO wants to make.

 

Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry is over.

 

Gordmans goes chapter 11, will liquidate.

 

Snopes fact-checks stories about Kay diamond-switching.

– Signet a “perfect short.”

 

Chris Aire tries to revive “Red Gold” trademark claim in court.

 

Swatch plans to develop its own operating system.

 

TAG Heuer unveils second connected watch.

 

Apple Watch still “best-designed smartwatch.”

 

Breguet appoints brand president for United States and Canada.

 

AIGS appoints Barbara Wheat president.

 

Pandora launches new ad campaign.

 

Chow Tai Fook opens Tokyo store.

– Company targets $3.1 billion energy deal. ($)

 

2017 Hong Kong March jewelry and gem shows up 6 percent.

 

Paul Zimnisky: Why diamond mining stocks have been under pressure.

– A “trip through the diamond industry.”

 

People using man-made diamonds: founder of Vrai & Oro and Michigan retailer.

– AlterNet on lab-grown stones.

 

Forty percent of men propose without an engagement ring in the United Kingdom.

 

New Alrosa CEO committed to current strategy.

– Profits quadruple.

 

Indian billionaire buys $2.4 billion stake in Anglo American.

 

Indian bourse proposes joint venture with Alrosa.

 

One of the legendary Jonker stones going up for auction.

 

Teen finds 7.44 ct. diamond at Arkansas park.

 

Rare green diamonds found in Australia.

 

Sierra Leone pastor finds huge diamond.

 

Three workers swallow diamonds in Zimbabwe.

 

Iowa pawnbrokers pay fine for buying stolen jewelry.

 

Doris Payne arrested at her home.

 

Philadelphia district attorney catalogs stolen jewelry on website.

 

Jewelry totaling $200,000 stolen from Kendall Jenner.

 

Celebrity engagement rings: Colton Haynes and Vanessa Grimaldi.

 

Media Watch:

The Telegraph: Diamonds “losing their sparkle.”

Refinery29: Millennials choosing colored stones.

 

From the Blog:   

Tiffany & Co. Plans to Speed Things Up

Are Malls Dying?

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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