This week: Apple loses legal fight to Swatch. COVID-19 may have changed consumers permanently. And Tiffany wins April Fool’s Day. All below.
Watchfinder will no longer list watches by gender.
Watchdog: Diamond Foundry ads could confuse consumers.
– What’s behind the warning.
– Diamond Foundry raises $200 million in funding.
Consumers view natural, lab-grown diamonds differently, says De Beers.
How consumers have changed since COVID-19.
– Why their habits may have changed permanently.
– Consumer confidence soars to one-year high.
Retail workers feel vulnerable as mask mandates lift.
Blue Nile to open two new California showrooms.
JA convention, GEM Awards, will be virtual this year.
Insurer beats jeweler’s COVID-19 coverage lawsuit.
Report ties Chicago jeweler to vaccine controversy.
Indian diamond hubs turn into coronavirus hotbeds.
India seeks to extradite Nirav Modi’s brother Nehal.
– Nirav’s art was often fake.
Online sellers move against new counterfeit law.
Apple loses fight to Swatch over “one more thing.”
NGO claims lethal ammo used at Petra Diamonds mine.
Shareholders accuse Kohl’s of overcompensating executives.
J.C. Penney interim CEO sees “green shoots” emerging.
American Dream mall’s troubles are mounting.
Coomi opens store in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Jennifer Fisher opens West Coast flagship in Beverly Hills, Calif.
What jewelers can learn from massage therapists.
Hodinkee appoints chief marketing officer.
Fana appoints two new salespeople.
Philadelphia jeweler Robert Wolf dies.
New lab-made diamonds stronger than the real thing.
Christie’s to auction jewels owned by Napoleon’s adoptive daughter.
Most valuable Patek Philippe goes up for auction.
Prices rise for Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Jumbo after CEO says it will be axed next year.
Rolex may retire Cellini collection.
A look at Louis Vuitton’s new high-jewelry offerings.
Jeweler creates necklace with non-fungible tokens.
Tiffany & Co. is the “surprise winner” of April Fool’s Day.
– Check out “Tiffany yellow.”
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