April 19 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: A long look at a record-breaking jewel theft. Sears sues its former CEO. And why haven’t diamonds been mined in California? All below.

 

U.S. State Department warns industry about crackdown on sourcing.

– Further reports from National Jeweler and Rapaport.

 

Signet lays off employees in home offices.

– CEO talks transition at roundtable.

 

Jewelry industry looking more stable, JBT says.

 

Just 10 companies dominate the personal luxury goods market.

 

“Experiences” aren’t necessarily saving brick-and-mortar retailers.

 

Neiman Marcus buys stake in pre-owned e-tailer Fashionphile.

 

Sears sues its former CEO Eddie Lampert.

 

Harris Jewelry wins, loses in battle with New York state.

 

Breitling bolts from Baselworld in latest show blow.

– Editorial: Tudor grabbed its spot, shows benefits of long-term thinking.

 

20 ct. blue diamond found in Botswana.

– Might go up for auction.

 

Tiffany expands workforce in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Rapaport calls for Sierra Leone diamond reform.

 

Diamond Producers Association considering lab-grown diamond detection centers.

 

De Beers sees improvement in diamond market.

 

Forevermark gets new CEO.

 

Mastoloni hires Maureen McIntyre.

 

GIA appoints director of institute relations.

 

New Pandora CEO to start quicker than expected.

 

Gem dealer and industry leader Richard Greenwood dies.

 

Entertainment Weekly takes a deep dive into Cannes jewel theft.

 

Jewelry store owner accused of staging robbery.

 

Gitanjali Gems headed for liquidation.

 

Former interior secretary Ryan Zinke joins gold mining company.

 

Climate change threatens Canadian diamond mine ice roads.

 

Could diamonds be mined in California?

 

Sissy’s Log Cabin opens fifth store.

 

De Beers Jewellers opens store in Miami.

 

Five retail takeaways from the “LOOT: MAD About Jewelry” exhibition.

 

Steve Dennis looks at what Story means to Macy’s.

 

Alex and Ani debuts Game of Thrones jewelry.

 

Woman upset because her man proposed with his ex’s engagement ring.

 

Woman mad her fiancé gave her a fake ring.

 

Media Watch

Robb Report on Gemfields.

Internet Retailer looks at Sparkle Cut.

Forbes on Clean Origin.

South African analyst looks at diamonds.

Phys.org looks at cultured pearl farms.

 

From the Blog  

State Department Warns of Coming Jewelry Industry Crackdown

 

JCK Podcast

First episode. Guest: Ben Janowski

Pilot episode. Guest: Paul Zimnisky

 

 

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