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April 14 Diamond Shavings: Your Web Roundup 


This week: Swiss watch industry sees gray clouds. Is everything advertised on social media “overpriced junk”? Plus: Adjusting to life after being an influencer. All below.


Kate Peterson, widely respected sales trainer, dies

– Obituaries from National Jeweler, InStore, and AGTA


Edahn Golan: Consumer interest increases for lab-grown diamonds

– Why lab-grown diamonds are thriving

– De Beers, Amazon collaborate on diamond tech project


Paul Zimnisky: China’s diamond market poised for a rebound

– De Beers sees “strong” diamond demand


Surat worries about job losses from Russian diamond sanctions


Profile of Michael O’Keeffe, Australian magnate who purchased Ekati mine


Gold price closes in on record price amid recession warning


Swiss watch CEOs see slowdown

– Audemars Piguet CEO says demand holding up


Watch retailers in constant battle over brands


LVMH acquires French jewelry group to boost Tiffany

– Jewelry strong contributor to LVMH revenue


Channel facilitates $150 million funding for Rosy Blue


Taylor & Hart raises $4 million to marry diamonds and blockchain


TechCrunch reviews Diamond Standard’s pitch deck


Charles & Colvard launches partnership with XCEL Brands

– XCEL inks licensing deal for Judith Ripka


David Yurman, Mejuri settle “copying” lawsuit


Online jewelry purchases have grown dramatically, survey finds


Everything advertised on social media is “overpriced junk”


Amazon’s $35 billion business-to-business marketplace


Watchfinder third-party marketplace opens for business

A review


Fabergé appoints Antony Lindsay CEO


SCS Global Services hires Brilliant Earth veteran


Phillip Bosen joins Coffin & Trout


Two Australian women are “shaking up diamond industry”


Cyril Israileff, pearl dealer and jewelry designer, dies


Former jewelry store owner Bob Moore dies


New Jersey jeweler sentenced for theft


Swiss court upholds conviction of Beny Steinmetz

– Plans to appeal

– Blames George Soros


Six secrets uncovered by Al Jazeera’s “gold mafia” investigation


Sudan charges Russian national in gold-smuggling probe


Diamond hunters in India flock to Madhya Pradesh


Satellite imagery shows damage from Catoca mine spill


Data raised concern about Jagersfontein diamond mine storage facility


Customs seizes over 2,700 pieces of counterfeit jewelry in 24 hours


Report: Urban Outfitters jewelry has toxic levels of lead


Permanent jewelry comes with risks


Buyer of $55 million diamond necklace revealed


Pension protesters storm LVMH headquarters


The top five political luxury timepiece scandals


Diamond necklace Napoleon gave to mistress can be yours


Antonio Brown sued by jeweler for $1.1 million


Floyd Mayweather employs jeweler who never sleeps


We can’t stop thinking about Kate Bosworth’s engagement ring


Millie Bobby Brown flashes her diamond engagement ring


Kristin Cavallari reunites Laguna Beach cast for nostalgic jewelry collection


Khloé Kardashian asked to feed the poor after daughter’s diamond necklace goes viral


Life after being an influencer


TikTok trend drives customers to Pandora


TikTok’s watch collectors get new generation into the game


The men trading in their Rolexes for plastic watches


Play tells story of Pittsburgh jeweler who survived the Holocaust


AGS, GIA announce scholarship winner


Antiques Roadshow guest stunned by valuation of “bargain” diamond bracelet


U.K. woman buys engagement ring in charity shop for a pound


Woman’s nephew flushes engagement ring down the toilet


De Beers finds a diamond within a diamond

– Have some “Russian doll” diamonds slipped through the net?


People don’t realize America’s largest diamond was discovered in West Virginia


47th Street diamond dealers apparently like carbon paper


Media Watch

Financial Times on De Beers and Botswana

Botswana newspaper Mmegi on lab-grown diamonds

NPR on Russian diamonds


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 93: Guests Feriel Zerouki and Mahiar Borhanjoo


Have a great weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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