April 12 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: Expect more “red gold” lawsuits. Jewelers’ Row retailers get eviction notices. And Jay-Z’s watch case took 3,000 hours to make. All below.


How JA hopes to get young consumers interested in jewelry.


Jewelry, watch spending rose 7 percent last year.


Why GIA is growing diamonds in New Jersey.


FTC’s warning letters ripple through lab-grown industry.

– Michelle Graff reviews the rules.

– Is lab-grown an appropriate term?


Macy’s to open Story shops in 36 stores.

– Lauren Parker is impressed.

– Why partnership faces “risks and challenges.”


Heartbeat acquires influencer jewelry company Iconery.


“Retail isn’t dead, it’s changing.”


Retail industry employment dropped again in March.

– UBS: 75,000 retailers may need to close.


Jewelers on Philadelphia Jewelers’ Row get eviction notices.


Michael C. Fina shuts website, ending company.


Roberto Cavalli’s U.S. subsidiary liquidates.


Hedda Schupak looks at Signet.


Report: Rolex sold $11.6 billion in watches last year.


Baselworld 2019’s “good, bad, and ugly.”


Some in the diamond industry embrace fluorescence.


De Beers reduces sightholder supply.

– Avi Krawitz: Diamond prices need to drop.


Paul Zimnisky: Diamond mining stocks “a vortex.”


Analysts still concerned about Petra Diamonds.


Chris Aire keeps pressing “red gold” lawsuit claims.


Anxiety over union grips Surat diamond industry.


Tax cuts Indian diamond business in half.


Indian authorities see “breakthrough” in pursuit of Mehul Choksi, Jatin Mehta.


Dubai bank enters Antwerp market.


China is on a gold-buying spree.


Expelled Chinese diamond miner returns to Zimbabwe.


Indonesia landslide kills five artisanal diamond miners.


Pebble Mine tries new pitch.

– Mine owner’s financial woes “worsen.”


Upstate New York jeweler charged with theft.


Responsible Jewellery Council hires new executive director.


Bonhams hires Roskind as senior industry specialist.


Phillips names Graeme Thompson worldwide head of jewelry.


Kelly Newton wins Robert Shipley Award at AGS Conclave 2019.


Jeweler David Nygaard removed from Virginia Beach City Council.


Claire’s piercing-policy complaint goes viral.


Man arrested with 44 diamonds in his rectum.


40 ct. royal diamond ring recovered by French police.


Graff unveils record-breaking 302 carat emerald cut.


De Beers CEO pulls diamond from his pocket at luxury conference.


De Beers the retailer showcases $1.3 million necklace at new Florida store.


New product premieres: Verify My Diamond.


Pandora tailors product to the Chinese market.


Alex and Ani does Games of Thrones jewelry.


3-D-printed jewelry uses plants, not fossil fuels,


How the Red Sox World Series rings were assembled.


LVMH watch, jewelry sales rise.


The National talks to Tiffany’s chief gemologist.


Christie’s to auction historic Fabergé tiara.


Bonhams auctions original Cullinan agreement.


Jeweler spent 3,000 hours making case for Jay-Z’s custom watch.


Chris Cuomo teases Don Lemon about engagement ring.


Diamond-covered perfume bottle wins world record.


Media Watch

New York Post on male engagement rings.

Forbes Africa on man-made diamonds.

Ozy talks up cremation diamond companies.


From the Blog  

Why GIA Is Growing Diamonds in New Jersey

FTC’s Warning Letters Ripple Through Lab-Grown Industry


JCK Podcasts

First episode. Guest: Ben Janowski

Pilot episode. Guest: Paul Zimnisky



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