April 13 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Is retail’s death exaggerated? More legal problems for Indian diamond companies. And the “fabulous men” of history who wore jewels. All below.


Is the Etsy wholesale division shutting down?


Nine West, owner of The Jewelry Group, files for Chapter 11.


Is Bon-Ton about to liquidate?

– Had buyer ready to go.


Michael Hill finds no buyer for nine U.S. stores.


Retail defaults hit an all-time high in 2018.

– Why retail’s death may be exaggerated.


Trump’s China trade war won’t hurt diamonds, Rapaport says.

– Is it because of Ivanka’s company?

– Alibaba Group head expresses concerns.


LVMH’s watch, jewelry sales rise 20 percent.


Will big luxury brands take over Tiffany?


How jewelers can keep safe from cybercrime.


De Grisogono cuts 41 jobs as sales disappoint.


New Jersey jeweler arrested for allegedly fencing stolen jewels.

– Jeweler arrested for making grills without dental license.


CEO of Laxmi Diamond arrested.


India CBI probes another Gitanjali loan.

– Gitanjali loses De Beers sight.


Delhi High Court wants Nirav Modi back in India.


Examiner okayed in A. Jaffe, Firestar Diamond case.


Pranay Narvekar: Compliance now the “Fifth C” in diamonds.


De Beers lifts diamond prices for second straight sale.


New exchange launches diamond future contracts.


Antwerp holds diamond “hackathon.”


Lucara unearths another massive diamond.

– Why Lucara’s new platform may revolutionize the market.


Petra secures new debt agreement with lenders.


Mugabe says his government didn’t steal $15 million of diamonds from Zimbabwe.


Lab-grown diamond says that product withstood record amounts of pressure.


De Beers opens new stores in Saudi Arabia, Moscow.


Fred Segal debuts windows you can actually shop.


Nordstrom opens men’s store in New York City.


LGBTQ couples “shaking up norms” in wedding industry.


The average man in the U.K. spends £1,471 (approx. $2,095) on an engagement ring.


Israeli bourse’s Eli Avidar moves into politics.


Toby Pomeroy receives “responsible practices” award.


History’s “most fabulous men” wore jewels.


New mystery novel, Cutting Edge, covers the diamond industry.


Holocaust Remembrance Day story of diamond dealer.


Media Watch

Town & Country on celebrity jewelry heists.

The Real Deal on the Diamond District.

U.K. mag: What your engagement ring says about your personality.

A jeweler’s “six engagement ring mistakes.” (Video)


From the Blog  

What is a Hackathon, and Why Is Antwerp Holding One?


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