April 20 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Rolex’s rep rises while Tiffany’s falls. A 3 ct. synthetic found with fake report. And a diamond-connected businessman shares cigars with Trump’s lawyer. All below.


Rosy Blue takes minority position in Leo Schachter.

My thoughts.


Bon-Ton is going out of business.


Yoox Net-a-Porter launches jewelry section.


Luxury brands embrace The RealReal.


Ethiopian emeralds: greatest gem find in 100 years?


Industry remembers Barbara Bush, popularizer of pearls.


One-third of consumers favor engagement rings that cost less than $1,000.


Rolex’s rep rises while Tiffany’s falls.


Lab finds 3 ct. synthetic with fake report.


Blue diamond sets record at auction.


Supreme Court divided on online sales tax question.

– SCOTUSblog analysis.

– What’s at stake.

– What it means for Amazon marketplace sellers.

– Good backgrounder from Racked.


Getting Nirav Modi back from Hong Kong will be a “challenge.”


Indian authorities looking again at Winsome Diamonds case.


Chamber of Commerce backs Sterling in bias suit case.


Gemfields sued over human rights abuses.


Fossil must face suit over outlet pricing.


De Beers starts tracking plan for artisanal miners.

– Wants to put every mine on the blockchain.


Examining the impact of the conflict minerals law in DRC.


Former Tiffany design director joins Louis Vuitton.


Diamond Producers Association names Mobley as trade lead.


Assael hires Martin, Fehr.


MJSA names director of Its Council of Custom Jewelers.


Gordon Brothers appoints new president, valuations.


Signet CEO’s total compensation: $13.6 million.


Jacob the Jeweler reopens 57th Street flagship.


Lev Leviev associate shares cigars with Michael Cohen.


New crypto asset backed by diamonds.


Intel shuts down wearables division.


A profile of young entreprenuer behind ashes-to-diamonds company.


Scientists discover how to bend and stretch diamonds.


Diamond meteorite may have come from lost planet.


Jewelers celebrate Earth Day.


Woman gives engagement ring to waiter who couldn’t afford one.


Media Watch

A New York Times op-doc (a new thing, apparently) compares diamonds to other standards of perfection.

StyleCaster visits a diamond mine.


From the Blog  

Rosy Blue, Leo Schachter, and the New Diamond Middle


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