Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of May 19

This week: A bid for Gemfields. Brand sells anti-engagement rings. Cartier has champagne vending machine. All below.

 

British jeweler Theo Fennell goes into administration.

 

De Beers selling polished via auction.

 

First quarter retail results are down.

– Wal-Mart’s online sales grew 63 percent in first quarter.

– Albert Robinson: End of shopping as we know it?

 

Elizabeth Taylor Trust sues Christie’s, again.

 

It’s official: These are the world’s most valuable earrings.

 

Graff buys a cast-off of record-setting rough stone.

 

Rockefeller Emerald to be auctioned in June.

 

Merit Diamond wins copyright case against Sears.

 

New diamond district film to star Jonah Hill.

 

Alex and Ani founder lands on cover of Forbes.

– Kendra Scott lands on list, too.

 

Gemfields receives bid from major shareholder.

 

Canadian pension plan may bid for Dominion.

 

EPA settles with Pebble mine.

– Salmon fisherman worried.

– Mine forms advisory committee.

 

Jatin Mehta at Pure Grown?

 

U.K. court keeps diamond heir’s assets frozen.

 

U.N. troops tackle diamonds in Central African Republic diamond regions.

 

Article on climate change mentions De Beers’ new carbon-neutral program.

 

Former De Beers Fund chair Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer dies.

 

Reeds cofounder Roberta Zimmer dies.

 

Sylvie hires two new sales reps.

 

GIA holding 6th Gemological Symposium.

 

Naked Emily Ratajkowski wears ruby and diamond necklace at Cannes.

 

40,000-year-old bracelet made by extinct species found.

 

Brand sells anti-engagement rings.

 

Cartier’s pop-up store has champagne vending machine.

 

Media Watch:

Irish Times on diamonds and millennials.

Philadelphia TV station on lab-grown diamonds.

The New York Times: “Jewelry becomes armor” in times of stress.

The New York Times (and JCK editor-in-chief) on diamonds and the red carpet.

Popsugar has “facts about diamonds.”

 

From the Blog:

Jatin Mehta at Pure Grown?

De Beers Selling Polished via Auction

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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