April 27 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week: Rolls-Royce embraces lab-grown diamonds. Fire strikes Jewelers Row building in Chicago. And a local-flavored ring becomes a big hit in Miami. All below.


Jewelry business discontinuances rise 10 percent in first quarter.


AGS Conclave: A tale of two industries.

– Reports from Michelle Graff and Barbara Palumbo.

– Doug Hucker wins Shipley Award.


Charming Charlie exits bankruptcy with smaller footprint, new management.


Swiss watch business sees highest growth in six years.


Richline blockchain initiative traces gold and diamonds in ring.


Ethical diamond businesses can still get funding, says De Beers CEO.

– Indian traders meet with banks to clear air.

– India looks to crack down on fugitive offenders.

– Indian jewelers cancel IPOs.


Hong Kong alert about HPHT rattles Indian labs.

– Labs refute.


Blue diamond sets new world record at Sotheby’s.

– Russ Shor: Spring auctions off to a “cautious start.”


Rolls-Royce features lab-grown diamonds in new special collection.


How Tiffany, LVMH, Gucci are embracing digital transformation.


Fire strikes Jewelers Row building in Chicago.

– Two people rescued.


Jewelry designer sues Sarah Jessica Parker.


Baume & Mercier names new CEO.


Uneek Jewelry names Chris Matty regional VP.


Diamond Empowerment Fund adds board members.


Allyn P. Udell, of London Jewelers family, dies.


EPA administrator Pruitt finds middle ground on Pebble mine.


More issues surround Zimbabwe’s Anjin diamond mine.

– Marange visitors stage mass protest.


Angolan authorities bring blood diamonds author back to court.


Wyoming jeweler seeing more victims of gold scam.


Rhode Island jeweler does a good turn with jewelry repair.


North Carolina jeweler hosts benefit for shooting survivor.


Miami jeweler scores big with coffee-maker ring.


Princess Eugenie flashes engagement ring.


Media Watch

Jewish Press has tale of fake (and real) diamonds.

Brilliant Earth featured in Forbes article on co-CEOs.


From the Blog  

AGS Conclave Blogging: It’s a Tale of Two Industries



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