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April 23 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week in Diamond Shavings: We might see a big boom ahead. A diamond bankruptcy attracts interest from Antwerp prosecutors. And Tiffany’s new global ambassador is from the world of K-pop. All below.


How Signet plans to grow its market share.

– Interview with Signet U.K. director.


Consumers feeling better about economy and jewelry.

– U.S. jewelry sales more than doubled in March.

– We may see a “global spending boom.”

– China economy is booming, but shoppers are still skittish.


Ad watchdog now rebukes the Natural Diamond Council.

– NDC still “pushing the diamond dream.”


GIA report recall has dealers seeing green.


What a spectacle! Christie’s sells 100 ct. D Flawless.


U.S. Treasury sanctions Burma pearl producer.


Xcel Brands announces $100 million refinancing.

– Gets warning over late filing.


New York Times: How technology is changing the jewelry business.


Etsy reaches 10 million sellers.


Diamond e-tailer Clear Cut doing $1 million a month.


Bailey’s Fine Jewelry opens L.A. showroom.


Kering sees “excellent” jewelry sales.


Lord & Taylor relaunches online only.

– No jewelry so far.


Retail M&A expected to heat up post-pandemic.


Strong luxury watch sales bid well for gold, diamonds.


De Beers production slips 7% in first quarter.

– De Beers: Friend or foe?


Indian diamond industry ends fiscal year with highest export in two years.


Sotheby’s sale fetches $21 million, some stones unsold.


Australia’s largest diamond ring smashes record at auction.


Shanghai customs authorities seize diamonds worth over $6 million.


Antwerp, Belgium, prosecutor probing bankruptcy of Eurostar.


Nirav Modi extradition approved.



JSA issues refresher on what to do during a robbery.


Frank Molteni, former AGS jeweler, dies.


Gembridge appoints Chinese ambassador.


Diamond Club West Coast reelects president.


Photographer sues Lamar Jackson, Miami jeweler.


Indian jewelry brand ad about trans experience sparks conversation.


British jeweler Vashi opens first U.S. store.


Kendra Scott has robot deliver jewelry to kids in hospitals.


Marla Aaron gives necklaces to single moms.


GIA announces Beyoncé x Lorraine Schwartz Scholarship winners.


New British show is The Great British Bake Off with glitter.


Blackpink’s Rosé named official Tiffany & Co. global ambassador.


Julia Roberts stars in Chopard campaign.


Man tops off helicopter proposal with five engagement rings.


From the Blog

GIA Report Recall Has Dealers Turning Green

How Signet Plans to Grow Its Market Share


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 42: Industry Departures, Rocksbox, and Watches and Wonders Geneva


Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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By: Rob Bates

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