Snowed in? Flight canceled? Then you’ve got plenty of time to devote to these industry stories. Happy clicking!
And as I also do every year, I apologize in advance for leaving out many excellent pieces and writers from this roundup.
The end of the year is always a time for reflection and taking stock. We hope the following 30 pieces give you a few things to think about.
It turns out television sells lots of watches
Designers find consignment “a touchy subject”
Jewelry counterfeit problem keeps getting worse
The story of the 1987 Argyle gem heist
Who murdered an elderly jewelry salesman?
How England’s biggest home burglary was cracked
The 1870 San Francisco great diamond hoax
MIT student mines valuable insights from diamonds
Edahn Golan on the lab-grown diamond contradiction
Snopes on whether it really rains diamonds on other planets
DIAMONDS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Diamond diggers in South Africa risk their lives
The New York Times looks at tailings failure at Jagersfontein, South Africa
Lab-grown diamond makers buff up green credentials
Lenore Fedow remembers her mom through her jewelry
Reporter gets jewelry permanently welded to wrist
Brecken Branstrator: What I learned following the veins of East Africa’s mines
Profile of modern-day Indiana Jones Yianni Melas
The not-so-famous symbols of jewelry houses
The stories behind six jewelry stores with unusual names
Most luxury brands will disappear by 2030
91-one-year-old jeweler still goes to work every day
The great post-COVID online shopping bet was a costly delusion
Everything on Amazon has become an ad
Intimate look at Rent the Runway’s turbulent year
How Shopify outfoxed Amazon
Jane Seymour spoofs her own jewelry ads
The story behind Marilyn Monroe singing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”
Lucille Ball’s unique engagement ring
The New Yorker: Everyone can be Liz Taylor on jewelry Instagram
TikTok is helping people locate their lost engagement rings.
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