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April 30 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week in Diamond Shavings: Diamond Foundry’s eye-popping valuation. How Instagram helped nail a group of jewel thieves. And something about Godzilla, a jeweler, and a piece of rice. All below.


Our five favorite Oscar jewelry looks.


As new COVID-19 crisis hits India, gem industry carries on.

– Donate to industry COVID-19 relief campaign.


Money, Money, Money

– Diamond Foundry valued at $1.8 billion after $200 million funding campaign.

– Jewelry rental club raises $26 million.

– Banks tie Pandora’s loan to sustainability targets.

– Greenland Ruby gets $18 million in financing.


Why an ad watchdog warned the Natural Diamond Council.

– Diamond disruption doesn’t have to be a “zero-sum game.”


Diamond sector in full recovery mode.


National Jeweler looks at issues tracing diamonds.


Is it possible to buy a sustainable engagement ring?


De Beers overtakes Newmont in standards of economic, social governance.


Debswana to inject $6 billion into underground mining at Jwaneng.


Will Richemont’s reinvention work?


Luxury experts discuss “myths and realities” of digital transformation.


Tiffany introduces men’s engagement ring.


Can we trust diamond grading reports?


Arrests made in first jeweler homicide of 2021.


How Instagram helped the FBI bust a group of smash-and-grab jewel thieves.


Head of diamond investment firm probed.


The curious case of the Miami jewelry designer who sold medical supplies to the U.K. goverment.


Man sentenced for promising to turn dirt into gold.


Colombian police raid illegal gold mining operation.


The war against money laundering is being lost.


Sioux Falls, S.D., sees rise in jewelry frauds.


EBay’s watch authenticity guarantee gains traction.


Zadok Jewelers’ lavish reconstruction.


Stacey Krantz opens store in Maryland.


How North Dakota jeweler changed her business post-pandemic.


Rare Rolex sells for $3.1 million at Sotheby’s.


Is Kickstarter the new place for watch projects?


The new wave of green watches.


Costar Imports appoints Al Minor as vice president of sales and marketing.


Joe Menzie appointed Gembridge ambassador.


Paul Klecka named American Jewelry Design Council president.


Los Angeles jeweler Fernando Abenoza dies.


California jeweler Paul Thompson dies.


Zenith CEO gave order to shut down factory from hospital bed.


Famous Dex being sued over allegedly stolen watch.


Lefty Korine is the “12-year-old jeweler to watch.”


LIRR conductor returns 36 rings left on train.


Bulova celebrates New York restaurants.


Russian jeweler carves Godzilla into a tiny piece of rice.


You can buy dog collar to match your engagement ring.


From the Blog

Why an Ad Watchdog Warned the Natural Diamond Council


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 43: Guest Christina Miller


Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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By: Rob Bates

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