April 26 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: Indian and Chinese bourses look again at lab-growns. Billions in gold smuggled from Africa. And Twitter cheers woman who retrieved her engagement ring. All below.

 

John Hardy CEO to step down.

 

Audemars Piguet North America names new CEO.

 

Sears says former CEO “looted” the company.

 

New story recounts Sterling’s alleged history of harassment.

– Does Signet have too many stores?

– Signet stock reaches 52-week high.

 

LVMH gets a harassment suit.

 

Mejuri raises $23 million in funding.

 

Why De Beers’ buyback service folded.

 

WatchBox to retail pre-owned timepieces.

 

Bharat bourse may lift ban on synthetic diamonds.

 

China bourse to promote lab-grown diamonds.

 

Gemvara adds lab-growns to ring builder.

 

InStore asks: Are diamonds still being overgraded?

 

Lessons from the fire on Chicago’s Jewelers Row.

 

Sarah Jessica Parker wants to work with Kat Florence again after lawsuit.

 

Shirley Temple Blue gets recut.

 

De Beers expands its GemFair pilot.

– Diamond Development Initiative releases new standards.

 

Botswana opposition says De Beers bankrolls ruling party.

 

Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa.

 

Men suspected of selling counterfeit Pandora jewelry.

 

Amazon touts efforts to crack down on counterfeits.

 

Amazon Prime now offers one-day shipping.

– Response to competitors “catching up.”

 

Trabert & Hoeffer to close last-standing store.

 

Tiffany to offer second spot for breakfast.

 

David Yurman site offers custom engraving feature.

 

Macy’s may build office tower on top of New York flagship store.

 

Nicole Miller gets new CEO after passing of Bud Konheim.

 

Memoire adds industry veterans to team.

 

HRD head named to lead IDC board.

 

Pennelli, Volandes, and Hanna to be honored by Women’s Jewelry Association.

 

Judi Holler to keynote first Jewelers of America convention.

 

NCDIA to hold panel, adds advisers.

 

Three takeaways for from IAC’s annual gold conference.

 

Michigan court upholds insurance decision on lost ring.

 

InStyle writer says people are “not cool” with her nontraditional engagement ring.

 

Woman forces her fiancé to melt down his “paw-shape” ring.

 

Bride-to-be’s mother is disgusted with cheap engagement ring.

 

Twitter loves story of how woman retrieved ring after it fell down a grate.

 

Media Watch

InStyle‘s Nikki Reed is all about lab-grown.

In Harper’s Bazaar, Grant Mobley is less so.

Business Insider looks at chocolate diamonds.

 

From the Blog  

Why De Beers’ Buyback Service, the IIDV, Folded

 

 

JCK Podcasts

First episode. Guest: Ben Janowski

Pilot episode. Guest: Paul Zimnisky

 

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